What are some fun facts about Nauru?

Interesting Facts About Nauru

  • Nauru Is the Smallest Island Country in the World.
  • Nauru Was Once the Wealthiest State in the World.
  • Nauru Is the Fattest State in the World.
  • Nauru Was Once a Pleasant Island.
  • Nauru Has Never Won a Medal in the Olympics.
  • Nauru Was a Tax Haven During the 1990s.
  • A Majority of Locals Speak English.

What is Nauru best known for?

Phosphate has been mined on Nauru since 1907. For decades it was Nauru’s main resource and sole export, dominating the island’s economy, and its quality was the highest in the world. The phosphate industry and government services together provided almost all of the island’s salaried employment.

What animals live in Nauru?

There are no indigenous land animals; however, hogs and poultry were introduced many years ago. Fish life is abundant in the seas encircling Nauru and good catches of tuna and bonito are taken.

Is Nauru rich or poor?

In 1980 Nauru became the wealthiest nation globally, per capita. The country’s natural resource endowments were recognized for this feat. Large deposits of phosphate were discovered in the late 19th century across the island, and once Nauru gained independence in 1968, intensive mining boosted the country’s income.

What kind of food does Nauru eat?

Like its other island neighbors, Nauruans consume a large amount of seafood, as well as foods made from coconuts and pandanus fruits. Coconut milk is also used extensively in Nauru. Coconut fish (raw fish, often tuna, served in coconut milk with seasonings) is a traditional dish.

What language is spoken in Nauru?

Nauru/Official languages

Why is Nauru the least visited country?

With less than 1,000 visitors per year (sometimes as low as 200), it is the world’s least visited country. Travel to Nauru by boat is nearly impossible because the island is surrounded by jagged coral reefs that have punctured holes in large ships in the past.

What is the currency of Nauru?

Australian dollarNauru / Currency

What is it like living in Nauru?

Poverty: Nauru is officially a middle-upper-income nation, and previously, it was the wealthiest country per capita. However, a 2018 U.N. report showed that a quarter of Nauruans live in “basic need” poverty, too poor for the cost of food and access to necessities such as clean water, health care and education.

Why is Nauru obese?

Fattest on earth: Nauru Nauru is the world’s fattest country, with an average BMI of 34 to 35. Located in the south Pacific it is the smallest island nation, with a population of less than 10,000. Obesity has grown as a result of the importation of Western foods paid for with proceeds from phosphate mining.