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Countries of the World: Nauru
Resources about Nauru including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Nauru GDP (2008): $23.7 million. Per capita GDP (2008 est.): $2,158. Avg. inflation rate (2009 est.): 2.2%. Industry: Types--phosphate mining. Trade: Exports (2005)--$3.8 million; phosphates. Major export markets--United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand. Imports (2005)--$25.7 million; food, fuel, manufactures. Major import sources--Australia, Republic of Korea, United States, New Zealand, Japan. Currency: Australian dollar (A$).

Geography of Nauru Area: 21 sq. km. Cities: Capital--no official capital; government offices in Yaren District. Terrain: Rough beach rises to a fertile but narrow ring around a raised, prehistoric coral reef plateau, studded with coral pinnacles exposed by phosphate mining. Climate: Equatorial; monsoonal; rainy season (November to February); unreliable rainfall and prone to El Nino-linked droughts.

Government of Nauru Type: Republic. Constitution: 1968. Independence: January 31, 1968. Branches: Executive--president and cabinet. Legislative-- unicameral Parliament. Judicial--Supreme Court, District Court, and Family Court. Administrative subdivisions: 14 districts. Political party: Naoero Amo (Nauru First) Party. Central government budget (2006-2007): $18.9 million. Suffrage: Universal at age 20.

Map of Nauru This Map of Nauru shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Nauru The Official Name of Nauru is the Republic of Nauru. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Nauru Nationality: Noun and adjective--Nauruan(s). Population (2010 est.): 9,976. Age structure (2010 est.): 35.6% under 15; 2.7% over 60. Annual population growth rate (2010 est.): 2.1%. Ethnic groups: Nauruan 93%, Chinese 5%, other Pacific Islander 1%, European 1%. Religions: Christian (two-thirds Protestant, one-third Roman Catholic). Languages: Nauruan, English. Education (2004): Literacy--97%. Health (2006): Life expectancy women 57.1 yrs.; men 55.2 yrs. Infant mortality rate--45.8/1,000. Work force (2006): Labor force participation rate was 78.7%; 2,081 were wage earners and 0.8% were subsistence workers. Unemployment (2006): 1,588.

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