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    Nauru Geography - 1990

      Total area: 21 km2
      land area: 21 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 30 km

      Maritime claims:

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; monsoonal; rainy season (November to February)

      Terrain: sandy beach rises to fertile ring around raised coral reefs with phosphate plateau in center

      Natural resources: phosphates

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: only 53 km south of Equator

      Note: one of three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific (others are Banaba or Ocean Island in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia)

      NOTE: The information regarding Nauru on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nauru Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nauru Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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