Aiwo District


Aiwo District within Nauru
Coordinates: NR 0°31′48″S 166°54′42″E / 0.53000°S 166.91167°E / -0.53000; 166.91167Coordinates: NR 0°31′48″S 166°54′42″E / 0.53000°S 166.91167°E / -0.53000; 166.91167
Country  Nauru
Constituency Aiwo
  Total 1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,220
Time zone (UTC+12)
Area code(s) +674

Aiwo (rarely Aiue, in earlier times Yangor) is a district in the Pacific country of Nauru. Jarrit Morpak is the city's mayor, elected in 2008. It belongs to Aiwo Constituency.


It is located in the west of the island. It covers an area of 1.1 square kilometres (0.42 sq mi) and has a population of 1,300. It is sometimes called the unofficial capital city of Nauru, even though Nauru does not have an official capital city, and it is more common for Yaren to be cited as such.

Local features

The majority of Nauruan industry is located in Aiwo. Among the facilities in Aiwo are:

The district returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru in Yaren.

Notable people

René Harris, who served a number of terms as President of Nauru, represented Aiwo in Parliament for many years.

See also


    External links

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