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Kiribati
5 Facts You Might Not Know
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Kiribati is not a single island. The Republic encompasses 32 atolls, as well as one proper island, all situated approximately halfway between Hawaii and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. Of the atolls, there are three major island groups: the Line Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Gilbert Islands. The land mass of Kiribati is extremely small, with most of the land on these islands no more than two meters higher than sea level. This means that it is extremely vulnerable to sea-level rises as a result of climate change; in fact, Kiribati could disappear entirely during the 21st century if the trend is not reversed.
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Kiribati was formerly situated on both sides of the International Date Line, the line used to mark the beginning of the day as it progresses across the globe. In 1995, Kiribati's government voted to move the line eastward, so that the entire country was now situated in the same time zone. With the new millennium on 1 January 2000, Kiribati was publicized as the first land on Earth to welcome in the year, and Caroline Island, renamed 'Millennium Island' for the occasion, and was visited by media from around the world.
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Kiribati remains a very traditional and laid-back culture. Despite its colonial occupation and the impact of World War II, its people continue to thrive on fish, breadfruit and coconut and live in raised thatched dwellings in the traditional style.
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The native people of the country are known as 'I-Kiribati', with the word 'kiribati' being the localized spelling of 'Gilbert' ' as a British colony, Kiribati was known as the 'Gilbert Islands'.
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Kiribati is famous in the South Pacific for its exciting dancing. The culture of the islands emphasizes a dance with birdlike movements of the head and arms, emulating the Frigate bird, which appears on the Kiribati flag. Dances are performed either sitting or standing, and it is considered bad practice to smile whilst dancing, as dancing is perceived to be a solemn form of storytelling which displays the teller's skill and determination.

The capital of Kiribati is South Tarawa. The currency of Kiribati is the Australian Dollar(AUD) Flag of Kiribati


Kiribati belongs to the Oceanian continent


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Airports in Kiribati

Beru, Tarawa, Arorae, and Butaritari


Leaders of Kiribati
The Country dialling code of Kiribati is +686, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Kiribati is .ki

Map of Kiribati

Population

107,817

Languages spoken in Kiribati

English, Kiribati

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Kiribati

1 25 N, 173 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

1,143 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

811 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

0 square kilometers

Birth rate

30.48 / 1000 population

Death rate

8.12 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

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