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Destination Nauru, a virtual travel to the Pleasant Island. Find information about Nauru in its diversity: Nauru's geography, economy, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from Nauru and you will find travel and tourism information.



Parliament Building Nauru
Nauru's Parliament Building       © PMUN Nauru
 

Republic of Nauru

Country Profile


Nauru Flag
Flag of Nauru

Background:
The smallest republic in the world, with a single island of just 21 sq km. Therfore this page is also very small but well-elaborated.

Nauru achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999.
Revenues of the island have come from exports of phosphates, but reserves are nearing exhaustion in 2005. Since few other resources exist Nauru relies on imports for almost everything, mainly from Australia, the islands former occupier and later major source of support. In 2001 Nauru signed an agreement with Australia to accommodate more than 1000 asylum seekers on the island, in return for millions of dollars in aid.


related countries: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom

other nations of Micronesia: Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
 
where in the Pacifics is Republic of Nauru
Official Name:
Republik Naoero
int'l long form: Republic of Nauru
int'l short form: Nauru
former: Pleasant Island

ISO Country Code: nr

Time:
Local Time = UTC +12h
Actual Time: Tue-July-29  06:26

Country Calling Code: +674

Capital City: no official capital
Government offices are in Yaren District.

Government:
Type: Republic
Independence: 31 January 1968 (from the Australia-, New Zealand-, and United Kingdom-administered UN trusteeship)

Geography:
Location: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands.
Area: 21 sq km, (8 sq miles).
Terrain: Raised coral reef with sandy beaches rises to a fertile but narrow ring around a phosphate plateau in the center.

Climate: Tropical, rainy season (November to February)

People:
Nationality: Nauruan (s).
Population: 7 500 Nauruans, 2 500 foreign workers.
Ethnic groups: Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%.
Religions: Christian (two-thirds Protestant, one-third Roman Catholic).
Languages: Nauruan (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English
Literacy: 97%

Natural resources: Phosphates (reserves are now depleted), Fish.
Agriculture products: Coconuts.

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

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Official Sites of Nauru


NAURU, Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Site of Nauru's Permanent Mission to the UN, provides information on the Mission, Nauru's Foreign Affairs and about Nauru.

Nauru - Legislation
The Constitution of Nauru.

Intergovernmental organisations
Pacific Islands Forum
Inter-governmental organization for the cooperation between the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Intergovernmental organisation of the Pacific islands.


Maps
Map of Nauru
District map of Nauru.
Google Earth Google Earth Nauru
Searchable map and satellite view of Nauru.

Map of Micronesia
Map of the Island States of Micronesia.
profile Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands
Reference map of Australia/Oceania.

 

News

Nauru has no daily news publication.

NauruWire.org
Page about the problems of asylum seekers in Australia's detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

The CocoNET Wireless
Australia based Pacific Islands News and Information.
Pacific Islands Report
Daily news from the Pacific region.

 

 

Arts & Culture

Angam Day
The people of Nauru celebrates Angam Day - the "Day of Fulfillment"
 
Nauru Dancers
Angam Day Celebrations

Business & Economy


Airline

Our Airline
Our Airline was formerly known as Air Nauru, it is the national airline of the Republic of Nauru. It operates scheduled international services to other Pacific islands and other destinations in the Pacific region.
Air Nauru Flight Schedule


 
 

Destination Nauru - Country Guides


Nauru Travel Information
Travel Information, Hotel Meneñ, and Nauruan Hospitality by the National Tourism Office.

About Nauru
Some information on the little, inhabitated, isolated atoll in the Pacific.

Jane's Nauru Home Page
Personal page with information on Nauru.

Nauru Online
Island portal with news and events.

Nauru
Comprehensive information on Nauru by Deutsch-Nauruische Gesellschaft (in German).
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Education

University of the South Pacific
Premier institution of tertiary education in the Pacific region, jointly owned by the governments of twelve island countries, USP is an international centre of excellence for teaching, research and consulting on all aspects of Pacific life.
University of the South Pacific Libraries
The Main Library of the University of the South Pacific based at Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.
 
 

Environment

TED Case Studies: Phosphate Mining in Nauru
The mining of phosphate on the island of Nauru, located in a remote corner of the Pacific Ocean, has devastated the island environmentally and has created financial, legal, and cultural problems for the islanders.
 
 

History

Nauru History
Brief history of Nauru.
 
 

Additional Information on Nauru

BBC News Country Profile: Nauru
Open Directory Project: Nauru
Wikipedia: Nauru
The World Factbook -- Nauru

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