• Officially: Republic of Nauru
  • Administrative centre: Yaren


  • Population: 13,649 (2017)
  • Major languages: Nauruan, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 57 years (women)
  • Currency: Australian dollar


  • Area: 21 sq km (8 sq miles)
  • Nauru is located in the Pacific Ocean about 3,000 km (1,800 miles) northeast of Australia
  • The island nation features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms


  • The former British colony of Nauru is the world’s smallest island country, smallest republic, and smallest country that is not a city-state
  • The island is heavily dependent upon aid


  • There is little opportunity to overland in Nauru