Districts of Nauru

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Updates: 

Samuel Villavicencio sent me population data for the 1983, 1992, and 2002 censuses. I've verified them all from other sources.

ISO 3166-2 Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, has new ISO district codes for Nauru. They are shown in the table below. They replace codes from a draft version, ISO/DIS 2166-2, which had not been supported.

Country overview: 

Short nameNAURU
ISO codeNR
FIPS codeNR
LanguageNauru (na),English (en)
Time zone+12
CapitalYaren

 

Initially a German possession, Nauru was occupied by Australia in 1914-11. The League of Nations mandated it to the British Empire on 1920-12-17. Nauru was occupied by Japan during World War II. The United Nations extended the League of Nations mandate as a trusteeship of Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom on 1947-11-01. Nauru became independent in 1968.

Other names of country: 

  1. Danish: Republikken Nauru (formal)
  2. Dutch: Nauru
  3. English: Republic of Nauru (formal)
  4. Finnish: Nauru
  5. French: Nauru f
  6. German: Nauru n
  7. Icelandic: Nárú
  8. Italian: Nauru
  9. Nauru: Naoero (formal)
  10. Norwegian: Nauru, Republikken Nauru (formal)
  11. Portuguese: Nauru
  12. Russian: Республика Науру (formal)
  13. Spanish: Nauru, República f de Nauru (formal)
  14. Swedish: Nauru
  15. Turkish: Nauru Cumhuriyeti (formal)

Primary subdivisions: 

Nauru is divided into fourteen districts.

DistrictHASCISOFIPSPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)
AiwoNR.AI01NR011,0511.10.4
AnabarNR.AB02NR023781.50.6
AnetanNR.AT03NR034981.00.4
AnibareNR.AR04NR042323.11.2
BaitiNR.BA05NR054431.20.5
BoeNR.BO06NR067310.50.2
BuadaNR.BU07NR076732.61.0
DenigomoduNR.DE08NR082,6730.90.3
EwaNR.EW09NR093971.20.5
IjuwNR.IJ10NR101691.10.4
MenengNR.ME11NR111,3233.11.2
NibokNR.NI12NR124791.60.6
UaboeNR.UA13NR133860.80.3
YarenNR.YA14NR146321.50.6
14 districts10,06521.18.2
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
    If periods are replaced by hyphens, these are the
    same as the district codes from ISO/DIS 3166-2.
  • ISO: Codes from ISO 3166-2.
  • FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4.
  • Population: 2002-09-23 census.
  • Capitals: The districts, which average only 1.5 sq. km.,
    can be considered as the Nauruan equivalent of cities;
    thus, each district is its own capital.

Territorial extent: 

Nauru consists of just a single island.

Other names of subdivisions: 

  1. Baiti: Baitsi (variant)
  2. Denigomodu: Denig (informal)

Population history:

District1983-05-131992-04-172002-09-23
Aiwo8128741,051
Anabar226320378
Anetan265427498
Anibare87165232
Baitsi363450443
Boe578750731
Buada467661673
Denigomodu2,6002,6262,673
Ewa269355397
Ijuw132206169
Meneng1,0241,3891,323
Nibok328577479
Uaboe272447386
Yaren559672632
Total7,9829,91910,065

Sources: 

  1. [1] Source for 1992 and 2002 census data is 2002 Nauru Census Main Report  (retrieved 2009-05-31), Table 2.2, p. 14. The table has separate entries for the population of "Location", which refers to a housing area for "mining company and government expatriate workers". Location is in Denigomodu district, so I've combined their populations.
  2. [2] "Ershiyi (21) Shiji Shijie Diming Lu", a three-volume world gazetteer, gives the populations and areas of the districts as of the 1983 census.
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