Nauru 2006

Nauru 2006

Yearbook 2006

Nauru. During the year, the country’s government tried to get Australia to solve the problem of two lone Iraqi refugees held by a neighboring detention camp for five years in Nauru. In 2005, Australia moved almost all asylum seekers from the disputed camp, but the two Iraqis were allowed to stay and Nauru government was concerned about their situation and mental health. The men had been granted refugee status, but the Australian Security Police considered them a security risk for Australia and therefore kept them in Nauru. The bankrupt country is dependent on Australia for its survival and has since 2001 been paid to house refugees. In October, one of the two refugees was taken to Australia for psychiatric care, while the other remained in the camp. In December, the man was able to leave the camp for a third country willing to receive him. According to Australian media, the Iraqis came to Sweden. The Australian Minister of Migration did not want to reveal where he had been granted asylum, but said it was a Scandinavian country.

According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Nauru include Independence Day (January 31) and New Year (January 1). The national airline Air Nauru struggled in vain to buy back its only aircraft, which a US bank seized in December 2005 because of Nauru’s unpaid debts. After that, the airline managed to maintain limited operations with leased planes. With financial support from Taiwan, Air Nauru was then able to buy a new plane and in September the company started under the new name Our Airline. At a meeting between six island nations in the Marshall Islands in December, Nauru suggested that the neighboring countries start a joint airline.

Nauru Map with Surrounding Countries

Nauru Overview

The Republic of Nauru, or Nauru, is the smallest independent republic in the world in terms of population and land area. Of all the independent states in the world, it is the third smallest in the world in terms of both area and population. Laughter officially has no capital. The country’s administration is located in Yaren, which is also the largest population center on the island.

Ekamawir Omo! The name of the smallest state in the world is quite funny to us Finns. Its name puts us in a good mood but the country is not one of those that would cause a good mood for most of its visitors. As the country’s natural resources began to run out, Nauru came up with a new livelihood, and today it is known above all as a forced relocation facility for refugees seeking an Australian boat. It’s still a destination for many because of its name.

Area: 21 km²

Population: 10,824 (estimate 12/2020)

Capital: No official capital

Language: Nauru and English

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Population: 58% Laughers, 26% from other Pacific Islands, 8% Chinese, 8% European

Form of government: Republic