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Formerly called Pleasant Island, it is a coral island with a population of around 11,000. The majority of the population lives along a narrow coastal belt of fertile land where the main crops are pineapples, bananas, and coconuts. The climate is tropical with high and irregular rainfall.
Phosphate deposits are likely exhausted shortly, but the government is investing overseas and attempting to diversify to ensure the country’s economic future.
Since around 80 percent of the land will be uninhabitable once the mines are exhausted, considerable rehabilitation will be required.
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A coastal plain at the perimeter of the island gradually rises to a fertile section no wider than 275 meters (902 feet). A coral cliff rises from this belt to a central plateau.
Did you know about Nauru?
Nauru and the other fifteen low-lying countries of the Pacific Islands Forum face the environmental crisis of rising sea levels due to global warming. The consequences of climate change include the destruction of freshwater sources, more intense storms, loss of crops to seawater, and coastal erosion.
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