Palau Contiguous Zone (24 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 19 July 2021
This date indicates the date the dataset metadata was created on Pacific Data Hub.

Title 27 of the Palau National Code as amended by the Act (SIXTH OLBIIL ERA KELULAU) to Amend Chapter 1 of Title 27 of the Palau National Code defines the contiguous zone of each island or atoll is the seaward boundary of the territorial sea, and the outer boundary is a line, every point of which is 24 nautical miles seaward of the nearest point on the baseline which is defined as a continuous line which encircles an island or atoll.

Work is still in progress to publish Palau’s 24 nautical miles zone on UN DOALOS. As such this layer is extracted from the Global Marine Regions Open Database platform (

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Access Restricted
Issued 2021-07-19
Version 2
Version Notes November 2021
  • Engish
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submission Standard
DCAT Type dataset
Spatial Coverage
Publisher Geoscience and Energy and Maritime Division
Publisher Name The Pacific Community (SPC)
Publisher Email [email protected]
Publisher Homepage
Publisher Type Intergovernmental Organisation
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name Malakai Vakautawale
Contact Email [email protected]
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Geoscience
  • Human Rights
Member countries Palau