Nauru Travel Overview
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!
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.
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.
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!
Official language: Nauruan
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
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
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
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
Number of doctors: 10
Daily food intake: 2.990 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1968
Main religious group: Christians
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.