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Facts About Kiribati

General information about Kiribati.

Quick Facts About Kiribati
INDEPENDENCE FROM THE UK: 1979
FULL NAME: Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati
FORMERLY: Gilbert Islands, Banaba, the Phoenix and the Line Islands
SIZE: About 310 square miles
POPULATION: Greater than 100,000
CAPITAL AND LARGEST CITY: South Tarawa
NUMBER OF CORAL ATOLL ISLANDS: 32
NUMBER OF RAISED CORAL ISLANDS: 1 (Banaba Island)
NUMBER OF POPOULATED ISLANDS: 21
LANGUAGES: English and Gilbertese
CURRENCY: Kiribati Dollar / Australian Dollar
DRIVING: Left side of the road
TELEPHONE CALLING CODE: +686
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE: KI
ISLAND GROUP: Line Islands
REGION: Straddles the Equator in Micronesia (formerly straddled date line)
LOCATION: Oceania / South Pacific <

National Anthem of Kiribati
WikiMedia "Kiribati National Anthem" Audio File

Economy of Kiribati
Main sources of income are growing coconuts and selling fishing licenses. In the past, a main source of income was phosphate mining on Banaba Island but those mines were mostly depleted by 1980.

History of Kiribati
Information about Kiribati gaining its independence from the United Kingdom and where to find Kiribati history articles on the Internet.

Wikipedia Introduction to Kiribati

BBC Kiribati Country Profile
Article published by the british Broadcasting Corporation with an overview and facts about the Oceania nation of Kiribati. Also includes media resources in Kiribati and a timeline of Kiribati history.

World Fact Book Kiribati Profilek
Information about Kiribati's geography, people, society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military, and transnaitonal issues. Published online by The United States Central Intelligence Agency (US-CIA).

UN-FAO Kiribati Country Profile

UN Sustainable Development: Kiribati

US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

US Energy Information Administration - Kiribati

International Relations
- European Union Relations With Kiribati
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Kiribati
- United States Relations With Kiribati

Wikipedia "Geography of Kiribati" Article

WikiMedia Atlas of Kiribati

Lonely Planet Kiribati Map

World Health Organization: Kiribati Profile


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