Car-azy: Tiny Nauru island airport where planes share road with cars

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    Some of the most interesting airports in the world are sometimes among the least known.

    Nauru International Airport (INU) on the remote island of Nauru in the South Pacific is a great example.

    It stands out for several reasons. The first is that the airport serves the world’s smallest republic.
    Nauru isn’t a city, but a country in itself. Around 10,000 people live on Nauru in an area one third of the size of Manhattan.

    Its nearest neighbour is the island of Banaba, some 186 miles (300kms) away and so naturally good air links are essential.

    To enter the country – all eight square miles of it – as a tourist, you will need a visa first.

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