Nauru

Flag of Nauru

 

Nauru on World Map

Continent – Australasia

Region – Polynesia

Size – 21 km²

Geography – coral reef with central plateau and sandy beach

Language – Nauruan, English

Religion – Protestant 60.4%, Roman Catholic 33%, none 1.8%, other 4.8%

Monetary Unit – Australian dollar


Natural Resources
– phosphates, fish

Agriculture – coconuts

Industry – phosphate mining, offshore banking, coconut products

Map of Nauru

Neighbouring Countries – None – island

Population – 9,540 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.55%

Average Life Expectancy – 66.75

Capital City – Nauru (9,540)

Highest Mountain – None

Longest River – None

Climate – tropical, warm 26°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 160 cm (approx) mainly December to April

 

Plant Life – Coconut, tamanu, grasses, scrub

Animal Life – no indigenous animals

Marine Life – tuna, bonito

Bird Life – Noddies, terns, frigate birds

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Nauru. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/nauru.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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