Last updated: 8 February 2018
The tiny island of Nauru, at just twenty-two square kilometres, is the third smallest country in the world, after Monaco and the Vatican City. It is located north east of Australia, and with just two hundred tourists a year this is also one of the least visited destinations on earth. Situated just below the equator Nauru has year-round warm tropical weather.

A large portion of the island is covered by the phosphate mine that for a time made the island the world’s richest country per capita.

The Japanese occupied Nauru for three years during the Second World War, leaving behind plenty of war relics, which still lie scattered around the island.


Standing on Commander Point you can view a Japanese military stronghold and get a view of the entire country. Below view Japanese bunkers and abandoned artillery.

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