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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageEnglish, Nauruan
Area21 kmĀ²
Population10,940  (2021)
CurrencyAustralian dollar  (AUD)

Vacations and Sightseeing

Yaren is the capital of Nauru and a place where you can move around very easily. There is not much that you can see in Yaren, except for the bunkers, cannons and other remnants of the Second World War. But Yaren is a relaxing place and the place from which you can book activities like deep sea fishing or diving.

Anibare Bay is the best beach in Nauru, swimming here is a treat. Sun, sand and shade are abundant on this beach.

Most of the island is used for phosphate mining and there is not much to see. The Nauru Phosphate Museum is an ambitious one-room museum and one of the best in Micronesia, with colonial cannons and an abundance of objects from World War II and the 20th century in general. The collection includes old bottles, shells, Japanese pottery and numerous black and white photographs. The only drawback is that the museum is not normally open. Contact the Ministry of the Interior for the key.

Command Ridge is the highest point on Nauru. This is where the Japanese stood guard in the 1940s. There are still a number of rusted-out weapons from the World War, including two large rotary six-cylinder cannons that once fired 40kg shells. There is also a communications bunker which you can walk into if you are carrying a torch or lantern.


Galbraith, K. / Micronesia
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Levy, N.M. / Micronesia handbook Moon

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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