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Republic of Nauru

Repubrikin Naoero  (Nauruan)
Motto: "God's will first"
Anthem: Nauru Bwiema
"Nauru, our homeland"
Location of Nauru
CapitalYaren (de facto)[a]
0°32′S 166°55′E / 0.533°S 166.917°E / -0.533; 166.917 (Nauru)Coordinates: 0°32′S 166°55′E / 0.533°S 166.917°E / -0.533; 166.917 (Nauru)
Official languagesNauruan
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic under a non-partisan democracy
• President
Lionel Aingimea
Marcus Stephen
• from UN trusteeship, (from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand)
31 January 1968
• Total
21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) (192nd)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
10,670[4][5] (228th)
• 2011 census
• Density
480/km2 (1,243.2/sq mi) (12th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$160 million[7] (192nd)
• Per capita
$12,052[7] (94th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$114 million[7]
• Per capita
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Time zoneUTC+12[8]
Driving sideleft
Calling code+674
ISO 3166 codeNR
Internet TLD.nr


Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country and microstate in Oceania, in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km (190 mi) to the east. It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the Marshall Islands. With only a 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) area, Nauru is the third-smallest country in the world behind Vatican City and Monaco, making it the smallest republic. Its population of about 10,000 is the world’s second smallest, after Vatican City.