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States of Palau

Note: The Constitution of Palau designated the 16 traditional municipalities of Palau as states.  The adoption of the constitution gave the states the authority to formulate their own constitutional conventions and elect their respective legislatures and governors which they did between 1981 and 1984.

Aimeliik

[Aimeliik State Flag, Palau]

 1 Jul 1983                Aimeliik state government established.

Governors

1983 - 1999                ....
c.1984 - c.1989            Simer Eriich                      (d. ....)
c.1999                     Paul Reklai

17 Dec 1999 - 11 Dec 2007  Demei Obak                        (b. 1948)

11 Dec 2007 -              Leilani Ngirturong Reklai (f)     (b. 1966)


Airai

[Airai State Flag, Palau]

 1 Jan 1981                Airai state government established.

Governors

25 Jan 1981 - 1990         Roman Tmetuchl                    (b. 1926 - d. 1999)

1990 - Apr 1998            Charles I. Obichang
Apr 1998 - Apr 2006        Tmewang Rengulbai
 5 Apr 2006 -              V
ictoria "Vicky" Ngiratkakl
                             Kanai (f)



Angaur (Ngeaur)

[Former
                      Angaur State flag]
                        Former Flag
[Angaur
                      State flag, Palau]
                      Current Flag

Governors
c.1984                     Esteban Augustine
c.1989                     Abel Suzuki
1992 - 1996                Theodosia Blailes (f)
1996? - 1998?              Arkagius Orak Yamada
1998? - 2000               Vincent Ben Roberto               (b. 1943 - d. 2008)

2000 -  1 Jan 2009         Horace N. Rafael                  (b. 1959 - d. 2013)
 1 Jan 2009 -  1 Jan 2011  Steven Salii
 1 Jan 2011 -              Maria Gates (f) 



Hatohobei (Tobi)

[Hatohobei State Flag, Palau]

10 Jul 1984                Hatohobei state government established.

Governors

1984 1988                Nemecio Andrew
1988 2000                Crispin Emilio (1st time)
2000 2004                Sabino Sackarias
2004 - 2008                Crispin Emilio (2nd time)
2008 - 2009                Dominic Emilio (acting)
2009 -                     Thomas M. Patris


Kayangel

[Former
                      Kayangel State flag]
                        Former Flag
[Kayangel State flag, Palau]
                      Current Flag

 1 Jul 1984                Kayangel state government established.

Governors

c.1984                     Sngebard Lluul
19.. - 1994                Ngiraked Bandarii
1994 - 2006                Harris Kambalang

2006 -  1 Jul 2006         Jeffrey Titiml (acting)
 1 Jul 2006 -  1 Jul 2012  Edwin Chiokai
 1 Jul 2012 -              Jeffrey Titiml



Koror

[Koror State Flag, Palau]

21 Oct 1983                Koror state government established.

Executive Administrators

Oct 1983 - 1985            Yutaka Miller Gibbons             (b. 1944)
1985 - 1997                John C. Gibbons                   (b. 1947)

Governors
1998 - 2006                John C. Gibbons                   (s.a.)
2006 -                     Yoshitaka Adachi



Melekeok (Melekeiok)

[Melekeok State Flag, Palau]

13 Jan 1984                Melekeok state government established.

Governors

1984 - 1992?               Thomas Tellei
1992 -  9 Mar 2010         Lazarus Kodep                     (b. 1949? - d. 2012)
 9 Mar 2010 - Jun 2010     .... (acting)
Jun 2010 -                 Aloisius "Along" Tellei
          (b. 1957)


Ngaraard

[Former Ngaraard State
                        Flag to 2004]                          to 2004
[Ngaraard State Flag
                        Palau]                         Adopted 2004

12 Jan 1982                Ngaraard state government established.

Secretary of State

1982 - 1984?               John Obeldabl Ngiraked            (b. 1932 - d. 2003)
Governors
1984? - 1989               Kaleb Udui                        (b. 1934 - d. 1989)
1990 - 1994                Omengkar Rubasch
12 Jan 1994 - 12 Jan 2006  Tadashi Sakuma                    (b. 1945 - d. 2010)
12 Jan 2006 - 12 Jan 2014  Laurentino Ulechong   
12 Jan 2014 -              Isaac Bai

Ngarchelong

[Ngarchelong State Flag,
              Palau]

Governors
c.1987 - 19..              Remoket Tarimel 
1994? - 2002               Tobias Aguon (or Aquon)

2002 -                     Browny Salvador



Ngardmau

[Ngardmau State Flag, Palau]

 1 Oct 1984                Ngardmau state government established.

Governors

1984 - 1985                Sadang Silmai
1985 - 1986                Aichi Kumangai
1986 - 1988                John K. Rechucher
1988 - 1992                Sadang Silmai
1993 - 1997                John K. Rechucher
1997 - 2001                Aichi Kumangai
2001 - 2002                Albert Ngirmekur
2002 - 2004                Masao Sabo Esebei
2004 - 2006                J. Schwartz Tudong  
2006                       Demei Obakrairur (acting)
2006 -  5 Jan 2013         Akiko C. Bedor Sugiyama (f)
 5 Jan 2013 -              Renguul Victor Masahiro



Ngatpang

[Ngatpang State Flag, Palau]

Governors
1982 - 1989                Ngiratkel Etpison
1989 -  6 Apr 1990         Beches Etpison                 (b. 1954? - d. 1990)
19.. - ....                Ngirboketereng Merep

.... - 2003                Ngiltii Idesemang
Mar 2003 - 2007            Shallum Etpison (acting)       (b. 1956)  
17 May 2007 - 31 Aug 2007  Constantino Ngiraked (acting)
31 Aug 2007 - 19 Dec 2012  Takemura Erungel (acting)
19 Dec 2012 -              Jersey Iyar (acting)



Ngchesar

[Ngchesar State Flag, Palau]

 1 Jan 1982                Ngchesar state government established.

Governors

1982 - 1984                ....
1984 - 1986?               Omelau Tanaka
1986 - 1994                Moses Y. Uludong
1994 - 1998                Bonifacio Basilius
1998 - 2002                Duane Hideo (1st time)
2002 - 2006                Florencio Adelbai
Jan 2006 - Sep 2007        Duane Hideo (2nd time)
Sep 2007 -  5 Jan 2010     Florencio Adelbai
 5 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2012  Romana F. Anastacio (f)           (b. 1942)
Jan? 2013 -  7 Dec 2013    Zacheus Kotaro                    (d. 2013)
 7 Jan 2014 -              Duane Hideo


Ngeremlengui

[Ngeremlengui State Flag,
              Palau]

1984                       Ngeremlengui state government established.

Governors

1984 - 1992?               Maidesil Rechuld
1992 -  6 Jan 2008         John Bullong Skebong
 6 Jan 2008 -              Wilson Ongos



Ngiwal

[Ngiwal State Flag, Palau]

Governor
1984 - c.1987/88           Elia Tulop                        (b. 1945 - d. 2008)

19.. - 19..                Elmis J. Mesubed
1992 - 1996                August Ngirameketii               (b. 19.. - d. 2012)
19.. - 2000                Krispin Termeteet     
2000 - 2006                Elmis J. Mesubed
11 Sep 2006 - 17 Nov 2006  Gregorio Decherong (acting)
17 Nov 2006 -  4 Sep 2012  Masasinge D. Arurang
 4 Sep 2012 -              Ellender Ngirameketii



Peleliu

[Peleliu State flag, Palau]

 1 Jan 1983                Peleliu state government established.

Governors

1984 - 19..                Yukio M Shmull
c.1986                     Timarong Sisior (1st time)
19.. - 19..                Hinao Soalablai 
1995 - 2000                Jackson R. Ngiraingas (1st time)  (b. 1949)  
2001 - 2004                Timarong Sisior (2nd time)
2004 - 10 Feb 2009         Jackson R. Ngiraingas (2nd time)  (s.a.)
10 Feb 2009 - Mar 2009     Kalbesang Soalablai (acting)
Mar 2009 -  1 Jan 2013     Kangichi Uchau
 1 Jan 2013 -              Temmy L. Shmull


Sonsorol

[Sonsorol State Flag, Palau]

Governors
1984 1992                Flavian Carlos
1992 2000                Kurterbis Kurtermalei
2000 - 2004                Laura I. Ierago (f)
2004 - 27 Apr 2012         Damian B. Albis
27 Apr 2012 -              Jacob Yangilmau                   (b. 1978)






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