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Nauru

Nauru Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 21 sq km 2008 226th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.52 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 209th out of 224
Area > Total 21 sq km 2013 236th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 229th out of 246
Climate tropical with a monsoonal pattern; rainy season (November to February) 2013
Coastline 30 km 2014 187th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 0 32 S, 166 55 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Micronesia 2014
Land area > Square miles 8 square miles 2013 96th out of 98
Location Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands 2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2013 161st out of 198
Natural resources phosphates, fish 2013
Terrain sandy beach rises to fertile ring around raised coral reefs with phosphate plateau in center 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Nauru Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
  • Nauru ranked #7 for land use > permanent crops amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Nauru ranked last for land use > arable land amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Nauru ranked 4th last for area > total amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • Nauru ranked #16 for population density globally in 1999.