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Nauru: Geography#

LocationOceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands
Geographic Coordinates0 32 S, 166 55 E -0.53333336,166.91667
Area total: 21 sq km
land: 21 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline30 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed elevation along plateau rim 61 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainsandy beach rises to fertile ring around raised coral reefs with phosphate plateau in center
Natural Hazardsperiodic droughts
Natural Resourcephosphates, fish
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 20%
other: 80% (2011)
Climatetropical with a monsoonal pattern; rainy season (November to February)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources, roof storage tanks collect rainwater but mostly dependent on a single, aging desalination plant; intensive phosphate mining during the past 90 years - mainly by a UK, Australia, and NZ consortium - has left the central 90% of Nauru a wasteland and threatens limited remaining land resources
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Yaren; ; ; ;
According to Geonames: Arijejen; Yaren; Baiti; Anabar; Uaboe

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Geography-noteworld's smallest island country; situated just 53 km south of the Equator; Nauru is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia