Kiribati

Kiribati Overview

Kiribati is a small country made up of 33 islands in the central Pacific Ocean. It consists of three island groups: the 16 Gilbert Islands and Banaba (formerly called Ocean Island), the 8 Phoenix Islands, and 8 of the Line Islands. These islands spread across about 2 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean. Almost all the islands of Kiribati are coral reefs. Many are atolls (ring-shaped reefs that enclose a lagoon).

Kiribati has a total land area of 280 square miles. One island, Kiritimati Atoll, covers more than half of this area. More than 95 percent of the people live in the Gilbert Islands.

CLIMATE

Kiribati has a tropical climate, with temperatures of about 80 °F (27 °C) the year around. The northern islands receive about 120 inches of rain annually. The other islands have a yearly rainfall of about 40 inches.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Tarawa
POPULATION: 110,356
LANGUAGE: English, Kiribati
CURRENCY: Australian Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: KI
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +686
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +12