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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Why Was Nauru Known As Pleasant Island?

Nauru is an island in the Pacific, almost on the Equator. Its total area is about eight square miles, making Nauru the smallest completely independent republic in the world.

Nauru also called itself the "richest republic on earth." The tiny nation's wealth came from the guano, or seabird manure, that covers the island. Guano is rich in the phosphates used to make fertilizers.

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