Nauru Travel Overview

Nauru Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Yaren

Official language: Nauruan

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

Small divers paradise in the Pacific

Nauru attracts many divers, but be careful with contact with some poisonous animals!

Location

According to Countryaah, Nauru is a small island nation in the Pacific that belongs to the Micronesia region. The island can be easily circumnavigated in a day. The island nation borders the Federated States of Micronesia in the west, the Marshall Islands in the north, the island nation Kiribati in the east and the Solomon Islands in the south.

Background

Nauru was known for its rich phosphate deposits for over a century. These consist of fossilized bird droppings that are millions of years old. At the end of the 19th century the island was annexed by Germany and much later under British colonial administration. The phosphate deposits were mined until the 1990s. When the mines were suddenly exhausted, the island suddenly became impoverished.

Vacation Nauru

In terms of tourism, the country is better off than its raw materials. The former glory of this time can still be discovered in many places: cars with empty tanks on the side of the road and motorboats with equally empty tanks in the harbor, as well as slowly decaying modern office buildings are silent witnesses of an economy that was flourishing until recently. Grotesquely, Nauru is just as popular with photographers as it is with divers. Like most of the islands in the region, Nauru is a divers paradise.

Security on Nauru

However, be careful with the Portuguese galley when bathing and diving ! The nettles of these jellyfish can cause severe inflammation on the skin, they can grow up to 30 meters long! In addition, the poison can cause severe muscle contractions, shortness of breath and even breathing and cardiac arrest. The Portuguese galley is one of the 10 most poisonous animal species in the world, so see a doctor as soon as you come into contact with this animal!

Important facts

Capital: Yaren

Official language: Nauruan

Geography

Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: S 0 ° -31′-22 “E 166 ° 55 ‘53.4”

Highest mountain: unnamed (61 m)

Total area: 21 km²

Mainland: 21 km²

Coastline: 30 km

Politics

Dependency: Australia until 1968 (mandate)
New Zealand until 1968 (mandate)
Great Britain until 1968 (mandate)

UN member since: 1999

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Parliamentary republic

Economy

Nauru GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Phospahate, coconut products, bananas

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 60,000,000

Export: $ 50,000

Import: $ 6,000,000

Electricity consumption: 24 million KWh

Oil consumption: 1,100 million m³

Demographic data

Residents: 13,300

Average age: 20.6 years

0-14 years: 36.9%

15-64 years: 61.1%

> 65 years: 2%

Population growth: 1.81%

Birth rate: 24.76 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.7 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1

Fertility: 3.11 children / woman

Infant mortality: 9.78 ‰

Life expectancy men: 59.5 years

Life expectancy women: 66.84 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: NO

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: NRU

ISO 3166 numeric: 520

Top Level Domain: No

IOC country code: NRU

UN / LOCODE: NO

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Health

Number of doctors: 10

Daily food intake: 2.990 kcal / resident

Education

History

Foundation: 1968

Last sovereign since: 1968

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The national airline is called Nauru Airlines.

Alliance Airlines of Australia (QQ) will fly from Brisbane via Honiara to Nauru over the weekend.

Arrival by ship

Nauru has an international port. There are shipping connections to Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The dangerous coast forces commercial ships to dock at some distance from the island.

ON THE GO

On the way by car / bus

A 19 km long asphalt road leads around the island and inland to Buada and the phosphate area. Left-hand traffic. The maximum speed on the island is 50 km / h.

Buses
and taxis are the only means of public transport that depart from the hotels.

Rental cars
are available.

Documentation:
National driver’s license.

On the go by train

The only approx. 5 km long route network serves the phosphate mining area.