This South Pacific Island in the Micronesia is one of the world's smallest nations, only one-tenth the size of the U.S. capital Washington, D.C.

Historical Facts

Germany was doing mining operations in Nauru in 1906 because of it's phosphate deposits. Japan had the island occupied during World War II from 1942 to 1945, and deported 1,200 Naurans to work as forced labors in the Chuuck of islands.

Tourist Location

While Nauru isn't famous for tourist attractions, Anibare Bay has great reviews and is a "great place for a walk along the beach."