Transport in Nauru

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Nauru phosphate train
Phosphate ship for exporting in Nauru harbor

Nauru has one 24 km paved road that circles the island and a dirt track that leads to the Nauru Phosphate Corporation stockpile and offices. There is one artificial harbour at Anibare Bay. The island's airport consists of a stretch of road that serves as a runway, and an airline terminal. Air service is provided by Our Airline, formerly Air Nauru. The airline was relaunched in October 2006 after its only plane was impounded in December 2005.


total: 3.9 km; used to haul phosphates from the center of the island to processing facilities on the southwest coast

total: 30 km
paved: 24 km
unpaved: 6 km (1999 est.)

Harbours: 1 Anibare Harbour

Merchant marine: none (1999 est.)

Airports: 1 (Nauru International Airport)

Airports - with paved runways:
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (Nauru International Airport, IATA airport code INU)

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