Nauru Country Overview
Where is Nauru located? The island nation of Nauru is located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of Micronesia. Nauro is one of the smallest countries in the world, both in terms of population and area. Despite its small area, the state is assigned its own time zone on the time zone map. This is called “Nauro Time” and is a time difference of exactly 12 hours to the coordinated world time (UTC+12). Since there is no daylight saving time change in Nauru, the standard difference of 12 hours remains the same throughout the year.
As of 2023, the latest population of Nauru is 11,000, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||0.46%|
|Birth rate||24.00 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||66.05 years|
|Men life expectancy||61.96 years|
|Women life expectancy||69.47 years|
|65 years and above||2.86%|
|Median age||25.70 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||0.91|
|Population density||523.81 residents per km²|
|58% Nauruians, 28% Kiribati and Tuvaluans, 8% Europeans, 8% Chinese|
|Christians (2/3 Protestants, 1/3 Roman Catholic Catholics)|
People in Nauru
About 11,000 people live on Nauru. 58 percent are Nauru, so they were born on Nauru. 29 percent come from other islands in the Pacific, eight percent are Chinese and eight percent are European.
The Nauruan people are likely to be a mixed group of many other people in the region. Perhaps the ancestors of today’s residents were castaways who originally came from Polynesia and Melanesia. Micronesians, however, also lived on the island. Most of the residents are likely descendants of Melanesians and later Polynesians.
There used to be twelve tribes on Nauru. The flag of the country still bears witness to this today, because the points on the star in the flag symbolize these tribes. Two of these tribes are extinct. Today the island is administered in districts.
Languages in Nauru
Nauruan is the national language.
Religions in Nauru
Most of the Nauru people are Christians. Most of them are Protestants. 33 out of 100 belong to the Catholic faith. There are churches for all believers. You will only find a few followers of religious minorities such as Buddhists or followers of the Baha’i religion. Some residents of the island are still convinced of their original beliefs. Your supreme deity is female.