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Learn more about Nauru.
Flag of Nauru Nauru
Population: 12,809 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: No official capital
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An Introduction to Nauru
Nauru's phosphate deposits began to be mined early in the 20th century by a German-British consortium; the island was occupied by Australian forces in World War I. Nauru achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999. Nauru is the world's smallest independent republic.

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Map of Nauru ( Location ) : 0 32 S, 166 55 E, Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands. For additional reports and educational information specific to Nauru, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Nauruan Flag
Blue with a narrow, horizontal, yellow stripe across the center and a large white 12-pointed star below the stripe on the hoist side; the star indicates the country's location in relation to the Equator (the yellow stripe) and the 12 points symbolize the 12 original tribes of Nauru.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Nauru.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.87%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 58.78 yrs - Male
    • 66.06 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 1,900 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 500 (1997)

Radios:
    • 7,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .nr

Did you know ... People from Nauru are called Nauruans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook