Nauru

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Location & Size
Oceania – Central Pacific – 53kms South of the Equator
(0hrs 32min South Longitude/166hrs 55mins East Latitude)
21 square kms – 1/10th the size of Washington, D.C.
Maritime area includes a Contiguous Zone: 24 NM
Territorial Sea: 12 NM
Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 NM
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean 0 metres
Highest Point: Location along Plateau Rim 61 metres
Seat of Government: Yaren
14 Administrative Districts: Aiwo, Anabar, Anetan, Anibare, Baiti, Boe, Buada, Denigomodu, Ewa, Ijuw, Meneng, Nibok, Uaboe, Yaren

Population
12,300 est. (July 2002)
Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%
(Does not include the refugee population housed in camps on behalf of Australia)

Age Breakdown:

0-14 years: 39.6% (male 2,515; female 2,366)
15-64 years: 58.7% (male 3,578; female 3,656)
65 years and over: 1.7% (male 108; female 106)
Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 61.57 years
Female: 65.26 years – Male: 58.05

Nauru Official Holidays
New Year’s Day (January 1)
Nauru Independence Day (January 31)
Good Friday
Easter
Easter Monday
Constitution Day (May 17)
Angam Day (October 26)
Christmas (December 25)
Boxing Day (December 26)


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