Ngarchelong is the name of state
States of Palau
Palau is divided into sixteen administrative regions, called states .-External links:**...
of the country of Palau
Palau , officially the Republic of Palau , is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines and south of Tokyo. In 1978, after three decades as being part of the United Nations trusteeship, Palau chose independence instead of becoming part of the Federated States of Micronesia, a...
. Ngarchelong is at the northern most tip of the island of Babeldaob
Babeldaob is the largest island in the island nation of Palau. Its area, 331 km² , makes up over 70% of the area of the entire country, and about 30% of the population, with about 6,000 people living there...
. Only the state of Kayangel
Kayangel is the northernmost state of Palau north of Koror. The land area is about . The population is 138 . The state consists of three atolls in different states of development:-Kayangel Atoll:...
is farther north. Ngarchelong is an important historical site and has undergone archeological excavation.
Ngarchelong is the site of ancient stone monoliths which are mysterious in origin. Traditional Palaun religion regarded these stone monoliths as sacred prayer ground. There are other stone monoliths located in and around the islands but one will not see as many as there are in Ngarchelong.
The state has a population of slightly under 500 people, making it the fifth most populated of Palau's sixteen states, although it is ranked thirteenth in land (with only about 10 square kilometers). The village of Mengellang
Mengellang is a village in Palau, and the capital of the state of Ngarchelong....
serves as the state capital, and lies toward the south of the state. Mengellang and Ollei
Ollei is a small fishing village in the Pacific island nation of Palau. It has a population of slightly over 100 people and is located in the State of Ngarchelong near the northern tip of Babeldaob island. The village is built along a single road which connects it the rest of the island...
are the state's main population centers.