Nauru Population, Main Cities and Geography

By | January 27, 2023

Nauru Population and cities


According to Countryaah website, Nauru has about 11,000 residents. It is certainly of interest that Naru is the percentage of the population that is overweight in the world. – followed by the men in the US and New Zealand.

For comparison, Germany ranks 10th for men and 17th for women. The fewest overweight people live in India, Bangladesh and the Republic of the Congo.

Ethnic groups

The population is made up of about 58% Nauruanians, 26% other Pacific islanders, 8% Chinese and 8% Europeans.


The main religion is Christianity, which is composed as follows: Protestants 66%, Catholics 33%.


The official language is Nauruan, but it is not used as a written language. In addition, English is very widespread and is also the written language Naurus.

Capital, other cities

There is no official capital. The seat of government of Nauru is in Yaru. According to Abbreviation Finder, NRU stands for Nauru in English. Click to see other meanings of this 3-letter acronym.

Nauru: Geography and Map

The state of Nauru consists of an island, more precisely an atoll on the tip of an extinct volcano. The island is 7 km long, from north to south, and 5 km wide, from west to east, and covers an area of around 21.3 km² – with a sea area of approx. 320,000 km². Nauru is located in the middle of the southern Pacific, 42 km south of the equator. The length of the coast to the Pacific is around 30 km. Check topmbadirectory for politics, flags, famous people, animals and plants of Nauru.

The highest point on the island is 61 m high and is called Command Ridge.

The next neighboring island is Banaba, which belongs to Kiribati and is 305 km east of Nauru.

Tidal range in Nauru

In Nauru, the mean tidal range is 2 to 3 m.


The world’s highest tidal range can be found in the Bay of Fundy in Canada, where it is up to 16 meters, and at spring tide even over 20 meters. The Bay of Fundy is located on the Atlantic between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, which is called Nova Scotia in German and whose capital is Halifax.

On the German North Sea coast it varies between one and three meters. In the western Baltic Sea, on the other hand, the tidal range is only 0.3 meters, while it is barely noticeable in the eastern Baltic Sea.

Longitude and latitude

Nauru is located at the following latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and longitude (abbreviation Δλ):

Δφ = around 0 ° 32 ‘south Δλ = around 166 ° 55′ east

You can find detailed information on this subject under: Geographical longitude and latitude.

Legal time

For Nauru, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e. the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there, a plus sign that it is later than CET:

Δt (CET) = + 10.5 h

More detailed explanations of the time can be found under: Time zones, time.

The highest point of the sun in Nauru

Nauru is located at a southern latitude of around φ = 0 ° 30 ‘, almost at the equator and thus in the middle of the tropics.

If the sun or its pixel is exactly above the island, i.e. at 0 ° 30 ‘S, the sun is exactly perpendicular there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 2 days before March 21st and 2 days after September 21st.

The Pacific

With a total coastline of 30 km, Nauru borders the Pacific Ocean – more precisely, Nauru is located in the South Pacific, the so-called South Pacific. This region of the Pacific Ocean includes the Polynesian Islands as well as parts of Melanesia and Micronesia.

Nauru Population