Nauru Guide

Nauru Guide

Country data

Location: South Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 11 (during summer time: CET + 10)

Total area: 21 km²

Land area: 21 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 30 km

Capital: Yaren

Districts: 14
Aiwo, Anabar, Anetan, Anibare, Baiti, Boe, Buada, Denigomodu, Ewa, Ijuw, Meneng, Nibok, Uaboe, Yaren

Electric current: 110, 240 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 674 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: 61 m


Population: approx. 9,500 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.5% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 452

Life expectancy: 62 (male), 70 (female)

Official language: Nauruan, English


  • 60% prostesters
  • 33% Roman Catholic
  • 7% other


Nauru is located in a tropical climate zone that has very high humidity all year round.

The daytime temperatures are almost always between 20 ° C and 30 ° C.


Precipitation must be expected all year round.

Currency / finance

Currency unit: Australian dollar (AUD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: unknown

International credit cards: Not accepted.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts. There is an obligation to declare!

The export of foreign currencies is limited to the declared import and the local currency to an amount of 2,500 AUD. The maximum limits are carefully controlled.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 450 g tobacco
  • 3 bottles of alcoholic beverages

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Pornographic material and weapons of any kind may not be imported.

Travel advice

There is no German embassy in Nauru. The German embassy in Canberra / Australia is responsible.


The mining and export of phosphates make up over 75% of Naurus’ economy.

Almost all goods required for daily life have to be imported.

Industries: finance, coconut production, phosphate mining

Natural resources: phosphates

Land use:

  • Usable land: 0%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 0%
  • Forests: 0%
  • other: 100%
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