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Nauru

Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 miles) to the east. With 9,378 residents in a 21-square-kilometre (8.1 sq miles) area, Nauru is the smallest state in the South Pacific and second smallest state by population in the world, behind only the Vatican City. [Wikipedia]