The political map of Nauru shows the island boundaries, provincial boundaries, national capital along with the provincial capitals.
Geography of Nauru
Nauru is a small island country of phosphate rock, situated in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean of the Marshall Islands. The Island consists of an elevated coral island situated in the southeastern region of Micronesia and 40km (25 miles) south part of the Equator. Nauru is the 3rd smallest republic nation across the world after Vatican City and Monaco. Nauru Island is approx. 1,300 km (800 miles) northeast from the ‘Solomon Islands’; the Island of Banaba situated in Kiribati is the nearest neighbor of Nauru, almost 300 km (200 miles) towards the east. Nauru does not have any official capital; however, the administrative offices are situated within the Yaren district. A fairly lush and productive but moderately slender belt encloses the Nauru Island and encircles the Buada Lagoon, the low inland.
Demography of Nauru
The total population of Nauru Island, as per the UN data is 10,840, as of Sept 2020, which is equal to 0.00014% of the overall population of the world. Nauru Island’s density of population is 541/SqKm on the overall landmass of 20SqKm and 100% of the Island’s populace is urban. The median age of the populace of Nauru is 21.5 and the projected population’s gender ratio is 0.91 men per woman. Nauru is occupied by 93.6% Nauruans (majority); while minority populations include 1.8% (I-Kiribati); 1.5% (Chinese) and 3.1% others. The primary language of Nauru is Nauruan; approx. 95.3% of the entire population speaks the language.
Culture of Nauru
After World War-I, Australia, UK, and New Zealand obtained shared control over the island and its profitable phosphate assets. Sadly, the natives on the island suffered terrible influenza and tuberculosis epidemics that affected the Island’s natives to a great extent. Even though, the Natives have not been able to preserve much of the Island’s ancient culture; the locals perform the customary rhythmic dance and songs on distinct occasions. The chief religion is Christianity followed by around 2/3rd population and the remaining follow Catholic. The mining of Phosphate is the key revenue source in Nauru.
Top places to visit in Nauru
Nauru is popular for its attractive coral reefs, beaches, and greenery. You would enjoy visiting the Island due to various water activities such as fishing, diving, etc.
One of the best beaches across the Island, Anibare Bay would allow your activities such as swimming, surfing, and fishing; you must, however, be cautious while enjoying such activities as powerful surf and immersed current might take you by surprise.
The vegetation and palm trees growing around Nauru’s limited freshwater lagoon belong to the only plant type available on Nauru Island. Although the water of the lagoon is not very clean for swimming, it is a famous site for picnic lunches and photography. No other water body flows into the Buada Lagoon whose lowest point range from 78 and 256 feet.
Yarra Valley Trip
The valleys of the Yarra location are the most gorgeous and stunning spots to visit in Nauru. The place is full of huge and rich valleys that would love the mesmerizing beauty of the place. You must come to this perfect valley to find the amazing wineries; you may even taste some wine and love sitting among the vintage and traditional steam trains and enjoy your visit.
Best time to visit Nauru
The most ideal time to visit the island is during the dry season between March through October.