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Nauru

Parliamentary republic
independant since 1968
Nauru
Region:
Micronesia
Area:
21 km²
Local name:
Naoero/Nauru
Capital:
Yaren
Nauru on the world map

Geography

Nauru is an island state in the South Pacific Ocean. The dwarf state has a total area of only 21 km² (8 mi²) and a total coastline of 30 km (18.6 mi). This land area is about 0.6 times the size of Manhattan. This makes Nauru the second smallest country in Oceania after Tokelau and the seventh smallest worldwide. With 596 inhabitants per km², it is also the most densely populated country in Oceania.

Nauru has no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Yaren is about 12,470 km (7,748 mi).

Population

Currency

The currency in Nauru is Australian Dollar (AUD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 04/13/2021
1 US Dollar = 1.31 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.76 US Dollar
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Languages

Official language:
Nauru, English

mother tonguedistribution
Nauru57.5 %
Kiribati17.9 %
Tuvaluan8.5 %
Chinese2.0 %
English2.0 %
other12.1 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Congregationalists35.7%
Assemblies of God13.0%
Nauru Independent Church9.5%
Baptists1.5%
Adventists0.7%
Roman Catholics33.0%
nondenominational1.8%
other4.8%

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Economy

GDP:2.02 bn $
Exportations:31.1 M $
Importations:94.8 M $
Tourism receipts:1.60 M $
Unemployment rate:23.0 %
Energy consumption:22.3 M kWh

According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nauru is one of the developing countries because of its lower economic performance.

Land use

57% Urban areas:12 km²
20% Agricultural areas:4 km²
0% Forest:0 km²
23% Others:5 km²

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Transport

Roadways:30 km
Commercial harbors:2
Airports:1

Most important cities

CityRegionPopulation
Yaren / CapitalYaren747
ArijejenAiwo2,380
BaitiBaiti810
AnabarAnabar378
UaboeUaboe330
IjuwIjuw180




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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Death penalty:abolished in 2016



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