Ngchesar (Japanese: エサール州) also known as Oldiais is one of the sixteen states of the nation of Palau. There are 291 inhabitants, and its capital is Ngersuul. It is the sixth largest state in terms of land, with an area of roughly 40 square kilometers, and it is located on the eastern side of the island of Babeldaob, northwest of Airai State, and southeast of Melekeok State, where the Palauan government is situated. The sacred totem of Ngchesar is the Stingray. Ngchesar is famous for its war canoe "kabekel" named Bisbush which means Lightning.

Flag of Ngchesar
Location of Ngchesar in Palau
Location of Ngchesar in Palau
Country Palau
 • Total40 km2 (20 sq mi)
 (2015 Census)
 • Total291
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePW-226

Political systemEdit

The state of Ngchesar, with population of less than 300, has an elected chief executive, governor. The state also has a legislature elected every four years.[1] The state population elects one of the members in the House of Delegates of Palau.


The Ministry of Education operates public schools.

Palau High School in Koror is the country's only public high school, so children from this community go there.[2]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "State/National Election Schedule". Palau Election Commission. 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ "About Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine." Palau High School. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.

Coordinates: 7°27′N 134°35′E / 7.450°N 134.583°E / 7.450; 134.583