Location: Nauru, a small coral island in the central Pacific, just 42 km south of the equator is world's smallest republic. It is an oval-shaped coral island of approximately 20 km in length, surrounded by a reef, which is exposed at low tide. Nauru became a republic on January 31, 1968. It has an 18 member Parliament, elected on a 3-yearly basis.
About four-fifth of Nauru is phosphate-bearing rock, which accounts for 98% of exports. It is estimated that the phosphate deposits will be exhausted by 2008.
The world's smallest democracy once had one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, but depleted phosphate mines and bad investments have left it economically bereft.
Mission in India:
Honorary Consulate General of Nauru
S-327, Greater Kailash - 1
New Delhi - 110 048, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 26414744/ 26215780
Fax: 91 - 11 - 26215780