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Nauru

Nauru, a singly coral island located in Micronesia in the Central Pacific, is among the smallest independent nations in the world with a total land area of 21.1 square kilometers. This entry provides a brief overview of Nauru and its media and communications landscape.

Background

Nauru is an urbanized country with a high population growth rate (2.5%). Information from the most recent population census (2011) recorded 10,084 inhabitants, with more than 90% of the population comprising indigenous Nauruans of predominantly Micronesian origin. The remaining populations include mostly I-Kiribati, Tuvaluan, and Chinese, and small numbers of other Pacific Islanders, New Zealanders, and Australians. Approximately 33% of the population is younger than 15 years of age, 65% aged 15–64 years, and 2% aged 65 years and over.

The island is ...

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