Check out these 20 interesting facts about Nauru to boost your global knowledge and improve your chances of winning the next pub quiz!
Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Nauru is a tiny country in the Central Pacific.
Its nearest neighbours are Federated States of Micronesia to the northwest, Marshall Islands to the north, Banaba Island (Kiribati) to the east, Tuvalu to the southeast, Vanuatu to the south and Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to the southwest.
Looking for your next holiday destination? Head for the coordinates of 0.5333° S, 166.9333° E to enjoy a wonderful island trip on Nauru!
Flag of Nauru
The terrain here comprises a single sandy beach (around 30km long!), rising to a fertile ring around raised coral reefs and a phosphate plateau in the centre of the island.
The total land area of Nauru is only 8 square miles (21 square kilometres)…
…that’s the same size as Westminster! It also makes it the world’s smallest island nation!
Nauru’s population was 12,704 in 2018…
…that’s roughly the same as the town of Sherborne in Dorset!
With such a small population, Nauru is the least populated member of the UN!