map of Nauru; source: WR NAURU

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Nauru
country code ISO: NR //; - FIPS: NR
location: Western Pacific Ocean
time zone: +12 UT
surface (land) area: 21,3 sq.km = 8.2 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 1° S / East/West: 167° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical oceanic
Government
independent since: 1968-01-31
type of government: republic
capital: Yaren
administrative division: none, or unknown
Population
population according to the latest census (1992): 9,919
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 11,845 /-; 2001: 12,088
population density: 559 per sq.km = 1447 per sq.mi
population growth: 2,5% //; - doubling time: ca 30 years
birth rate: 23 - 27 per 1000
death rate: 5 -7 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 41 per 1000
life expectancy: 62 - 66,5 years (male: 58 - 64; female: 65 - 69)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 42% //; - 15-59 years: 55% //; - 60+ years: 3%
urbanisation: 100% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 100 (?)%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Nauruan 58 - 61%; other Pacific groups 26%; Chinese 8%; European 3 - 8%
languages: Nauruan (official); English
religious affiliation: Protestant 51%; Roman Catholic 27%; other 22%
Health
daily food intake: 3011 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician: 700
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 99% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Australian dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 7%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: 7210]
GDP growth: 2%
income: USD 10000 per capita
import: USD 18 per capita //; - export: USD 29 per capita
trade: USD 18000 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: AU NZ
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: coconuts, fishing
livestock (1000s): pigs: 3 / poultry: 5
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: of no importance
mining products: phosphate (source is practically exhausted)
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 443
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 28 km //; - of which paved: 79% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 159 per 1000
railways: 5 km //; - railways passenger/km: ?
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 149 - 193 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 385 - 609 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 46 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office: 406
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: none, or unknown
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): Buada Lagoon
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): Buada Lagoon (?)
rivers: none, or unknown
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: except for the island of Nauru itself: none
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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Latest modification of this page on 2004-02-28 by Jan Lahmeyer
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