Republic of Kiribati (pronounced keer-ih-bahs) is located in the south of the Oceania Continent, with a population of
101,998, making it the 19
5th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is South Tarawa with a total population
of 50,182. The country encompasses 811 square kilometers making it the 186th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with the South Pacific Ocean.

President Anote Tong is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President Teima
Onorio, achieves that status through nomination by the House of Representatives from among its members and then those
candidates compete in a general election and holds that position four years and is eligible for a second term. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of July 1979.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are I-Kiribati and English. It counts among its major religions Roman
Catholic, Protestant and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 2 FM, 1 Short Wave and 1
Television stations.

Major geographical features are an unnamed location on Banaba Atoll, its highest point at 81 meters and the South Pacific
Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the South Pacific Ocean, which measures 1,143 kilometers of

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fishing and handicrafts. Its official
currency is Australian Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Kiribati. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and
complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati.
Beach somewhere in
the Phoenix Islands
Pinnacles of Banaba
Island- Kiriibati's
highest  and
westernmost point
Twilight settling on
Banaba Island-
Kiribati's westernmost
Unknown wreck on the
eastern end of the Bay
of Wrecks
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Aerial view of
Christmas Island
Beach scene in front of
the Captain Cook Hotel
on Kiritimati Island
Happy group of people
on Christmas Island
London, capital of
Kiritimati Island
The Fire Engine in
front of the Cassidy
International Airport on
Christmas Island
Preparing Palu Sami-
taro leaves, coconut
cream, onions an
Parliament House at
Bairiki on S
- Kiribati's
capital and largest city
Traditional dancers on
the beach at Bairiki
Teraina (Washington)
in the Line Islands-
Kiribati's northernmost
Caroline in the Line
Islands- Kiribati's
easternmost point
Aranuka in the Gilbert
Islands- Kiribati's
closest point to the
Flint Atoll in the Line
Islands- Kiribati's
southernmost point
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