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Nauru Tourist Attractions

Nauru may not initially appear to contain many tourist attractions on its surface, but the island does hold a few unusual landmarks worth a closer look. Buada Lagoon is one of the few places on the island where trees grow freely. The Moqua Well, actually an underground lake, and Moqua Caves stand steps from the parliament building and the airport. Nauru’s highest point, the 213-foot Command Ridge, may not look like an impressive mountain peak, but its summit is among the few in the world where climbers can admire the view of an entire country.

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Overview of Nauru

Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km to the east. Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi).

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Climate of Nauru

Nauru's climate is hot and very humid year-round – because of the proximity of the island to the Equator and the ocean.