Airai, located on the southern coast of Babeldaob island, is the second-most populous state of Palau. It contains the country's chief airport, Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, and is connected by the Koror-Babeldaob Bridge to nearby Koror Island. The state has an area of 44 km² (17 mi²), and a total population, as of 2004, of 2700, the second largest in the country. Airai is also the name of a biggest town in the state, with a population of 920 people as of 2004. The town of Airai is the largest town in Palau outside of the state of Koror.