Ngatpang (Japanese: ガスパン州) is one of Palau's sixteen states. It comprises an area of around 47 square kilometers in the west of Palau's largest island, Babeldaob, facing onto Ngeremeduu Bay. The state capital is Ngerdubech. It has a population of 282, making it Palau's 9th largest state in population.

Flag of Ngatpang
Location of Ngatpang in Palau
Location of Ngatpang in Palau
Country Palau
 • Total47 km2 (18 sq mi)
 (2015 Census)
 • Total282
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePW-224

Ibobang is in Ngatpang.[1] It is a community dedicated to the practice of the Modekngei religion.

Political systemEdit

The state of Ngatpang, with population of less than 300, has an elected chief executive, governor. The state also has a legislature elected every four years.[2] The state population elects one of the members of the House of Delegates of Palau.


The Ministry of Education operates public schools.

Ibobang Elementary School is in Ibobang. When it opened it relieved Ngatpang Elementary School.[3]

Palau High School in Koror is the country's only public high school, so many children from this community go there.[4] Others go to the Belau Modekngei School, a boarding school in Ibobang.


  1. ^ Cook, Ben. Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. Other Places Publishing, 2010. ISBN 0982261934, 9780982261934. p. 207. " Only about 8% of Palauans practice Modekngei, most of whom reside in the same village, Ibobang. This small town of less than 100 in Ngatpang state[...]"
  2. ^ "State/National Election Schedule". Palau Election Commission. 5 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Ibobang Elementary School Archived 2018-08-09 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Education (Palau). Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "About Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine." Palau High School. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.

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Coordinates: 7°28′N 134°32′E / 7.467°N 134.533°E / 7.467; 134.533