The Republic of Nauru is an island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific. The nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in the Republic of ► Kiribati, 300 km due east. furthermore it has maritime borders with the ► Solomon Islands and ► Papua New Guinea. Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 km² (8.1 sq. mi), the smallest independent republic, and the only republican state in the world without an official capital.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Nauru, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Nauru.
Division of the Germany colonies in Oceania after World War I
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