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    Nauru Geography - 1991

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

      Environment: only 53 km south of Equator

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Nauru on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nauru Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nauru Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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