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moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 26, 2014 - 04:57am PT
Please?

Moose
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:55am PT
What?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:31am PT
Jim, a world traveler like you never been there?
Must not be any climbing there I guess.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:35am PT
Yeah, but I heard that the bouldering has terrible landings and if you carry a pad the locals will think you're a marine mammal and you'll end up in someone's freezer.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:49am PT
Fertilizer.
Gene

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:53am PT
I spent a week in Nauru in 1976. It was amazing to see how the phosphate mining was diminishing the habitable area of the island and destroying the social fabric. Strange place.

moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 11:15am PT
According to CIA:


People and Society ::NAURU
Nationality:

noun: Nauruan(s)
adjective: Nauruan
Ethnic groups:

Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%
Languages:

Nauruan 93% (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English 2% (widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes), other 5% (includes I-Kiribati 2% and Chinese 2%)
note: percentages represent main language spoken at home; Nauruan is spoken by 95% of the population, English by 66%, and other languages by 12% (2011 est.)
Religions:

Protestant 60.4% (includes Nauru Congregational 35.7%, Assembly of God 13%, Nauru Independent Church 9.5%, Baptist 1.5%, and Seventh Day Adventist .7%), Roman Catholic 33%, other 3.7%, none 1.8%, unspecified 1.1% (2011 est.)
Population:

9,488 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 227
Age structure:

0-14 years: 32.5% (male 1,359/female 1,720)
15-24 years: 16.9% (male 828/female 773)
25-54 years: 42.7% (male 2,013/female 2,040)
55-64 years: 6% (male 228/female 343)
65 years and over: 1.8% (male 73/female 111) (2014 est.)
population pyramid:
Median age:

total: 25.3 years
male: 25.6 years
female: 25 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate:

0.56% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 151
Birth rate:

25.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
Death rate:

5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
Net migration rate:

-14.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 218
Urbanization:

urban population: 100% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.59% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Sex ratio:

at birth: 0.84 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.91 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth:

22.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality rate:

total: 8.21 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 153
male: 10.54 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.27 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 66.4 years
country comparison to the world: 169
male: 62.3 years
female: 69.83 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate:

2.93 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 59
Contraceptive prevalence rate:

35.6% (2007)
Health expenditures:

9.8% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 28
Physicians density:

0.71 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Drinking water source:

improved:
urban: 96.3% of population
total: 96.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 3.7% of population
total: 3.7% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility access:

improved:
urban: 65.6% of population
total: 65.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 34.4% of population
total: 34.4% of population (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

NA
Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

71.1% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 2
Children under the age of 5 years underweight:

4.8% (2007)
country comparison to the world: 91
Education expenditures:

NA
Literacy:

NA
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 9 years
male: 9 years
female: 10 years (2008)
Government ::NAURU
Economy ::NAURU

No sh!t!

Moosexplorrer
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 26, 2014 - 11:52am PT
Astounding.

Moose, have you read any of Maarten Troost books?
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Clink, I haven't. I am not sure about spending two years over there. lol

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
Two years? You joining the Peace Corps?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
We use to fly Air Nauru whenever possible because it was by far the cheapest.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Guido, did they make you help pedal?
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
lol, Reilly, NO Peace Corps

I was referring to poor Maarten Troost who spent two years on some god forgotten island.

Poland under communism was strange enough!

Moose
Gene

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Guido,

I took deck passage on the Nauruan freighter, the CenPac Rounder, aka the CenPac Feckarounder, from Apia to Suva to Nauru. Then I flew Air Nauru to Henderson Field on Guadacanal. I hadn't thought of those crazy days in years. Fun times.

Gene
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:48pm PT
71.7% obesity in Nauru. Moose, didn't you tell me you liked your women in the larger dress sizes?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 26, 2014 - 03:53pm PT
Not widely known, but they are responsible for the doctor's jacket.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, my god that elicit a plethora of emotions as I had some sailing friends that had been through that hell and were heading back many years later to revisit. Gene you had some fantastic adventures in the South Pacific, how about some stories some time.
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