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Description: The Physical Map of Nauru showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Nauru Facts and Country Information...

Nauru is a phosphate rock island country situated in the South Pacific Ocean. The country lies between 0.32 degrees south latitude and 165.5 degrees east longitude. The group of islands is a mere 53 kilometers below the equator. The country has a land area of 21 square kilometers and a coastline which measures in at 30 kilometers in length. The island has a tropical type of climate with rainfall during the month of November to February.

The high Phosphate Plateau is located centrally in the island and takes up most of the area. It is fertile and above the surrounding coral reefs. The highest point on the island is called Command Ridge as it rests at 61 meters above sea level at the edge of the plateau.

Being surrounded by coral reefs, the island has no rivers, lakes or natural harbors. The lowest point however falls to the mean sea level on the Pacific Ocean. The islands is one of only two other phosphate rock islands on Earth. The country claims a territorial sea till 12 nautical miles from the shores. The island was formed after the 4,300 meters high seamount was eroded at the base by the waters of the ocean. This lead to the formation of many small coral atolls and islands.

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