Top Ten Crazy Facts About NauruPositronWildhawk Nauru is a tiny island nation in the South Pacific, just 53 kilometers below the equator, with a population of just 10,000 people and a total area of only eight square miles. What can it be like living in such a small, remote location? Here's what.
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Since then, the unemployment gap went to 90%. However, when Australia placed one of its detention facilities on Nauru, work went up dramatically. - PositronWildhawk
Nice to see a list about the least famous country in the world - darthvadern
Whoops - iliekpiez
Obesity is a common problem in Oceania, due to the imports of processed foods, which is eaten in large quantities as feasting is generally a form of cultural celebration. In some Pacific Island nations, calorie-dense and unhealthy food is all which they can afford to import. - PositronWildhawk
The country has only one supermarket, one hospital, two hotels and three primary schools. Those schools are either controlled by the church or the state and thus have very different education systems, so that adds to the lack of options one has. - PositronWildhawk
The runway actually crosses the entire width of the island!
Needless to say, it is very hard to get into Nauru. And that's not accounting for the VISA costs. - PositronWildhawk
A long way to go for literally anything. - PositronWildhawk
They actually do. Vatican City and Monaco do not - I80
Technically that goes for Switzerland as well - darthvadern
The Russian Mafia famously laundered over $70 billion USD through Nauru in 1998. - PositronWildhawk
That's her name. She was killed by the japanese in a work camp during WWII (at that point, Nauru's population dropped below 1,500 again). - JoLeKosovo
It started with an argument over etiquette. Careful when debating, kids! - JoLeKosovo
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2. One of the smallest countries worldwide, Nauru covers only 20.98km², making it approximately a third the size of Manhattan Island. The majority of the population, however, lives on one small corner of the island.
3. 94.5% of the population is overweight, which makes Nauru the fattest sovereign state in the world. On top of this, 2 in 5 Nauruans are Type II Diabetic. Obesity is considered a sign of wealth in Nauru.
2. 94.5% of the population is overweight, which makes Nauru the fattest sovereign state in the world. On top of this, 2 in 5 Nauruans are Type II Diabetic. Obesity is considered a sign of wealth in Nauru.
3. 90% of Nauru's land has been rendered infertile by the process of phosphate mining, which has wiped out much of its wildlife. Coconuts are grown along the coastline, but Nauru is heavily reliant on food imports.