Nauru is a tiny island north-east
of Australia. It is situated 42 kilometres south of the
A coral reef surrounds the entire
island which is dotted with pinnacles.
Population - approx. 10,000
including non-Nauruan population of approx. 1,000
The resumption of phosphate mining
and exporting in 2005 gave Nauru's economy a much needed boost. The
secondary deposits of phosphate has an estimated remaining life of
about 30 years.