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:

Naurusovereign 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 centre. 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]

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]

Regions of Nauru

Ecoregions of Nauru[edit]

List of ecoregions in Nauru

Administrative divisions of Nauru[edit]

Administrative divisions of Nauru

Districts of Nauru[edit]

Districts of Nauru

Municipalities of Nauru[edit]

Municipalities of Nauru

Demography of Nauru[edit]

Demographics of Nauru

Government and politics of Nauru[edit]

Politics of Nauru

Branches of the government of Nauru[edit]

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]

Court system of Nauru

Foreign relations of Nauru[edit]

Foreign relations of Nauru

International organisation membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Nauru[edit]

Law of Nauru

Military of Nauru[edit]

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

Local government in Nauru[edit]

Local government in Nauru

History of Nauru[edit]

History of Nauru

Culture of Nauru[edit]

Culture of Nauru

Art in Nauru[edit]

Sports in Nauru[edit]

Sports in Nauru

Economy and infrastructure of Nauru[edit]

Economy of Nauru

Education in Nauru[edit]

Education in Nauru

Infrastructure of Nauru[edit]

See also[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 Archived 18 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.. 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