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Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia. It features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms, including Anibare Bay on the east coast. Inland, tropical vegetation surrounds Buada Lagoon. The rocky outcrop of Command Ridge, the island's highest point, has a rusty Japanese outpost from WWII. The underground freshwater lake of Moqua Well lies amid the limestone Moqua Caves.

Languages: Nauruan (official; a distinct Pacific Island language), English widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes

Ethnic Groups: Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%

Belief Systems: Nauru Congregational 35.4%, Roman Catholic 33.2%, Nauru Independent Church 10.4%, other 14.1%, none 4.5%, unspecified 2.4%

Population: 9488 people (World Rank: 231st) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1170 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 27th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.299 %/yr (World Rank: 229th) (2010 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 64.2 years (World Rank: 182nd) (2009 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Nauru

Country Profile for Nauru
United Nations


Current News in Nauru

Nauru - Facts and Information 1

Nauru - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Nauru

Events in Nauru

Travel Guide for Nauru

Language Resources:

Nauruan language and alphabet

Government Related:

Embassy of Nauru
in Washington D.C.

Official Government Site of Nauru
by Gunnar Anzinger

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