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Kiribati

Republic of Kiribati
Ribaberiki Kiribati
Flag of Kiribati
Coat of arms of Kiribati
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa"
"Health, Peace and Prosperity"
Anthem: Teirake Kaini Kiribati
Stand up, Kiribati
Location of Kiribati
Capital
and largest city
Tarawa
1°28′N 173°2′E / 1.467°N 173.033°E / 1.467; 173.033
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2000) 98.8% Micronesian
1.2% others
Demonym I-Kiribati
Government Parliamentary republic
• President
Taneti Mamau
Kourabi Nenem
Legislature House of Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
12 July 1979
Area
• Total
811 km2 (313 sq mi) (186th)
Population
• 2010 estimate
103,500 (197th)
• 2010 census
103,500
• Density
135/km2 (349.6/sq mi) (73rd)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
• Total
$599 million
• Per capita
$5,721
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Total
$167 million
• Per capita
$1,592
HDI (2014) Increase 0.590
medium · 137th
Currency Kiribati dollar
Australian dollar (AUD)
Time zone (UTC+12, +13, +14)
Drives on the left
Calling code +686
ISO 3166 code KI
Internet TLD .ki

Coordinates: 1°25′N 173°00′E / 1.417°N 173.000°E / 1.417; 173.000

Kiribati (/ˌkɪrɪˈbæs/; KEER-ə-bahss or /ˌkɪrɪˈbɑːti/; KEER-ə-BAH-tee), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati), is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011), more than half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers (1,351,000 square miles). Their spread straddles the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line is indented to bring the Line Islands in the same day as the Kiribati Islands. The International Date Line circumscribes Kiribati by swinging far to the east, almost reaching the 150°W meridian. Kiribati's easternmost islands, the southern Line Islands south of Hawaii, have the most advanced time on Earth, UTC+14 hours.


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