Nauru International Airport

Only airport on the island of the Republic of Nauru

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about Nauru International Airport

south-west of the island

Nauru International Airport is located in the south-west of the island, the most densely populated area of the country, in the districts of Yaren and Boe.

2,150 meter long

Its 2,150-meter-long run takes on a more significant place on this small island of only 21 km2 built on the narrow coastal strip, the only inhabitable part of Nauru, except for the outskirts of Nauru.

January 1943

The airport was built in January 1943 by about 1500 Japanese and Korean workers as well as a further 300 Nauruans and Kiribati, when Nauru was occupied by the Japanese army during the Second World War.

The land around the Nauru International Airport is flat. On the south-west, the sea is nearest to Nauru International Airport. The highest point around is the Command Ridge Top of Nauru, it has a height of 71 meters above sea level, 1.6 km north of Nauru International Airport. The nearest bigger city is Arijejen, 2.2 km north of Nauru International Airport. The plants around the Nauru International Airport with fields and nature.

The airport

The city

Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru, is a small island nation in the Pacific and Oceania, south of the equator. Populated by Micronesian and Polynesian tribes, Nauru was claimed and annexed as one more colony by the German Empire in the late nineteenth century. Despite its small population, which did not exceed 10 000 inhabitants until 2011, Nauru has been governed since its independence in 1968 by 16 presidents in 30 mandates, with Bernard Dowiyogo having seven terms. For his part, Frederick Pitcher is the less time- honored president.
Nauru is a small phosphate island surrounded by a reef that is exposed at low tide to the west of the Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands. Most of the population lives in a narrow coastal belt. A central plain covers approximately 45% of the territory and rises about 65 meters above sea level. It has a small lagoon to the southwest of the island called Buada lagoon.
Nauru was one of three large phosphate islands in the Pacific Ocean (the others are Banaba in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia). However, phosphate reserves are almost exhausted after devastating 80% of the island, leaving a sterile terrain of jagged limestone pinnacles up to 15 meters high. Mining has also had an impact on marine life which has been reduced by 40%
The culture of Nauru retains some traditions of the tribes originating from the island, but it is clear the introduction of western influences that have displaced to a large extent the former.

“Just a stunning aiport! I felt so at my natural state in this tiny island” 

Julie Francis

“Spectacular. Land reclamation. Retro aircraft. Isolation. Japanese engineering. And the place for the
most emotional of reunions and goodbyes.” 

Christian Béla Bayer-Kövesi
Nauru International Airport
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