Yaren is located in the south of the island. Its area is 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), and its population was 4,616 in 2007. To the north of Yaren is Buada, to the east is Meneng and to the west is Boe. English and Nauruan are the official languages of Nauru, and are spoken in Yaren.
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".