Depending on the numbers that you read, Nauru is either the least visited country on earth, or fairly near the bottom/top of the least visited countries list.Therefore there’s really not all that much information online about Nauru, so we’ve decided to put together our top ten facts about Nauru. Should you wish to visit Nauru with the other 300 or so people that do every year, this could be quite important information!
Nauru is often touted as the only country in the world that does not have a capital city, but it has a capital village. Therefore, the capital of Nauru is Yaren. Yaren is really easy to get to as its literally next to the airport.
The people of Nauru have been living there a few thousand years are of Micronesian and Polynesian ancestry. Obesity in Nauru is a real problem, and statistically they are amongst the most obese people on earth.
If you want to get to Nauru, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, or the Marshall Islands then Nauru Airlines is not only the national carrier, but the big kahuna for most local travel. Check out their websiteto plan your trip to Nauru.
Nauru has gotten a lot of infamy – a lot of which is very unfair – for having detention centers that houses refugees intercepted before they reach Australia.In fact none of them now live in the detention centers, and most have been settled in other countries.
Football in Nauru
Nauru is not only one of the very few countries that aren’t members of FIFA, but they actually don’t have anyone that plays football at all.
Sport in Nauru
Aside from not liking football Nauru is the only country in the world where Australian Rules Football is the national sport. Nauruans are also very good weightlifters.
Nauru basically has Chinese restaurants and a big fat zero local restaurants. When people aren’t eating Chinese they’re home eating spam – a lot of spam.
There’s 4 bars in Nauru which, on the negative side, means it’s hardly thriving, but ona plus note means that it is probably the easiest country to do a pub crawl around.
Nauru has a funny kind of constitution which is a based on the Westminster model, but the leader of parliament is called the President. The current president of Nauru is Baron Waqa, and fun fact: I once flew on the same plane as him.
Tourism in Nauru
You can visit Nauru independently, but you’ll need a visa, or you can join us at Young Pioneer Tours, as we are currently the only company to run scheduled tours to Nauru.