Country #16 – Nauru

Nauru is one of the smallest countries in the world, and my 16th stop.
Out on its own in the Pacific Ocean, this tiny country struggles with some big problems: obesity and profound environmental issues to name just a few.

Let’s see what more we can learn…

Flag of Nauru (image by SKopp [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Flag of Nauru (image by By Source: Drawn by User:SKopp [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
info from Wikimedia Commons
English Nauru – Republic of Nauru
The Republic of Nauru is an island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific. The nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in the Republic of ► Kiribati, 300 km due east. furthermore it has maritime borders with the ► Solomon Islands and ► Papua New Guinea. Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation, covering just 21 km² (8.1 sq. mi), the smallest independent republic, and the only republican state in the world without an official capital.

Short name Nauru
Official  name Republic of Nauru
Status Independent country since 1968
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Yaren (main district)
Population 13,005 inhabitants
Area 21 km²
Major  languages Nauruan, English (both official)
Major  religions Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
More information NauruGeography of NauruHistory of Nauru and Politics of Nauru
More  images Nauru – Nauru (Category).
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