Aiwo District

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Aiwo
OD-N-Aiwo Hotel
Aiwo District within Nauru
Aiwo District within Nauru
Coordinates: 0°31′48″S 166°54′42″E / 0.53000°S 166.91167°E / -0.53000; 166.91167Coordinates: 0°31′48″S 166°54′42″E / 0.53000°S 166.91167°E / -0.53000; 166.91167
Country Nauru
ConstituencyAiwo
Area
 • Total1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,220
Time zone(UTC+12)
Area code(s)+674

Aiwo (rarely Aiue, in earlier times Yangor) is a district in the Pacific country of Nauru. Jarrit Morpak is the city's mayor, elected in 2008.[citation needed] It belongs to Aiwo Constituency.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the west of the island. It covers an area of 1.1 square kilometres (0.42 sq mi) and has a population of 1,300. It is sometimes called the unofficial capital city of Nauru; Nauru does not have an official capital city, and it is more common for Yaren to be cited as such.

Local features[edit]

The majority of the Nauruan industry is located in Aiwo. Among the facilities in Aiwo are:

The district returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru in Yaren.

The two diplomatic missions on the island, the Australian High Commission and the Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy are in Aiwo District.[1][2]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary schools serving all of Nauru are Yaren Primary School in Yaren District (years 1-3), Nauru Primary School in Meneng District (years 4-6), Nauru College in Denigomodu District (years 7-9), and Nauru Secondary School (years 10-12) in Yaren District.[3]

Aiwo Primary School previously operated in Aiwo.[4] As of April 2002 it served students from all parts of Nauru in years 3 and 4.[5]

University of the South Pacific Nauru Campus was previously in Aiwo District;[6] it moved to Yaren District in 2018.[7]

Notable people[edit]

René Harris, who served a number of terms as President of Nauru, represented Aiwo in Parliament for many years.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Australian High Commission in Nauru. Retrieved on September 29, 2018. "Australian High Commission in the Republic of Nauru Address: MQ45 & MQ43 NPC OE Aiwo District Republic of Nauru"
  2. ^ Home. Embassy of the Republic of China in Nauru. Retrieved on September 29, 2018. "1st.,Civic Center, Aiwo District, Republic of Nauru"
  3. ^ Document by the." OHCHR. Retrieved on 8 July 2018. "The Education system is comprised of 10 schools, there are District Infant schools each[...]and finally Nauru Secondary School (Years 10-12) where compulsory education end at Year 12.[...]"
  4. ^ "Attitudinal Survey Report on the Delivery of HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Education in School Settings in Nauru HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Education in School Settings in Nauru."
  5. ^ Brandjes, Denis (preparer). "Page 1 THE COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING School Networking in the Pacific Island States An Environmental Scan and Plan for the Establishment of Schoolnets for the Pacific Island States." April 2002. p. 49 (PDF p. 51).
  6. ^ "Nauru Campus." University of the South Pacific. March 17, 2011. Retrieved on September 29, 2018. "It is currently located in the Aiwo District."
  7. ^ "Nauru Campus." University of the South Pacific. Retrieved on September 29, 2018. "2018 is indeed a year of celebrations. We will soon be moving to our spectacular new, state-of-the-art campus at the Learning Village in Yaren District."

External links[edit]

Media related to Aiwo at Wikimedia Commons