Outline of Nauru

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The location of Nauru

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Nauru:

The Republic of Nauru is a sovereign island nation located in the Micronesian South Pacific.[1] Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in the Republic of Kiribati, 300 kilometres (190 mi) due east. Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres (8 sq mi), the smallest independent republic, and the only republican state in the world without an official capital. It is the least populous member of the United Nations.

Initially inhabited by Micronesian and Polynesian peoples, Nauru was annexed and designated a colony by Germany in the late 19th century, and became a mandate territory administered by Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom following World War I. The island was occupied by Japan during World War II, and after the war entered into trusteeship again. Nauru achieved independence in 1968.

Nauru is a phosphate rock island, and its primary economic activity since 1907 has been the export of phosphate mined from the island.[2] With the exhaustion of phosphate reserves, its environment severely degraded by mining, and the trust established to manage the island's wealth significantly reduced in value, the government of Nauru has resorted to unusual measures to obtain income. In the 1990s, Nauru briefly became a tax haven and money laundering center. Since 2001, it accepted aid from the Australian government; in exchange for this aid, Nauru housed, until early 2008, an offshore detention centre that held and processed asylum seekers trying to enter Australia.[3]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Nauru

Geography of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Geography of Nauru

Environment of Nauru[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Nauru

Natural geographic features of Nauru[edit]

  • Islands of Nauru: Nauru consists in a single island
  • Lakes of Nauru: one: Buada Lagoon[4]
  • Mountains of Nauru: none
  • Rivers of Nauru: none[4]
  • World Heritage Sites in Nauru: none

Regions of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Regions of Nauru

Ecoregions of Nauru[edit]

Administrative divisions of Nauru[edit]

Districts of Nauru[edit]
Main article: Districts of Nauru
Municipalities of Nauru[edit]

Demography of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Nauru

Government and politics of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Government of Nauru and Politics of Nauru

Branches of the government of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Government of Nauru

Executive branch of the government of Nauru[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Nauru[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Court system of Nauru

Foreign relations of Nauru[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Nauru is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Nauru[edit]

Main article: Law of Nauru

Military of Nauru[edit]

Nauru has no regular military forces. Nauru's defense is the responsibility of Australia.

Local government in Nauru[edit]

History of Nauru[edit]

Main article: History of Nauru, Timeline of the history of Nauru, and Current events of Nauru

Culture of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Culture of Nauru

Art in Nauru[edit]

Sports in Nauru[edit]

Main article: Sports in Nauru

Economy and infrastructure of Nauru[edit]

Main article: Economy of Nauru

Education in Nauru[edit]

Main article: Education in Nauru

Infrastructure of Nauru[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Nauru

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nauru". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Republic of Nauru Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Retrieved 2006-05-10.
  3. ^ "Australia ends 'Pacific Solution'". BBC News. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b Nauru on Google Sites

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Nauru