Coordinates: 0°32′52″S 166°55′15″E / 0.5477°S 166.920867°E
Yaren, in earlier times Makwa/Moqua, is a district and constituency of the Pacific nation of Nauru. It is the de facto capital of Nauru.
Yaren district shown within Nauru.
Yaren is located in the south of the island. Its area is 1.5 km
2 (0.58 sq mi), and its population was 1,100 in 2003. To the north of Yaren is Buada, to the east is Meneng and to the west is Boe.
Government and administrative buildings [ edit ]
The following government offices are located in this district:
Yaren (and sometimes
Aiwo) is usually listed as the capital of Nauru though this is incorrect; the republic does not have cities or an official capital. Yaren is accepted by the United Nations as the "main district".
Constituency [ edit ]
Yaren also constitutes a political
constituency. It returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru.
List of Members [ edit ]
Main sights [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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