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Kiribati

Country Name

Kiribati or officially The Republic of Kiribati.

Location

It is located in the tropical central Pacific Ocean, consisting mainly of

approximately 32 islets.

Kiribati does not share land borders.

The neighboring islands, however, include Fiji, Nauru,

The Marshall IslandsSamoa, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, and Tonga.

Reason for Naming

This name derives from the main archipelago that forms the nation. It was named the Gilbert Islands after the British explorer Thomas Gilbert. He sighted many of the islands in 1788 while mapping out the Outer Passage route from Port Jackson to Canton

Capital

South of Tarawa.

Flag

The Kiribati flag was adopted on July 12, 1979.

The flag composed of six ripples in blue and white colors, yellow sun and flying frigate. All this is placed on a red background.

The white & blue waves represents the Pacific Ocean, as well as

referencing the three island groups; Phoenix, Gilbert, and Line Islands.

The sun’s includes 17 rays which represents the former Ocean Island of

Banaba as well as the sixteen Gilbert Islands.

The frigatebird is a seabird species native to tropical and subtropical ocean environments. Its presence on the flag is thought to represent naval strength and power.

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Language 

The people of Kiribati speak an Oceanic language called Gilbertese.

Although English is also an official language, it is not used very often outside the island capital of Tarawa

I-Kiribati is also The main language there.

Religion

Christianity is the major religion in Kiribati, having been introduced by missionaries in the 19th century. 

The Baha'i Faith religion also exists in Kiribati, along with Jehovah's Witnesses.

Currency

  Kiribati Dollar

Australian Dollar (AUD).

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Time Zone

UTC +12 Gilbert Island Time

UTC +13 Phoenix Island Time

UTC +14 Line Islands Time

Government

Parliamentary republic.

Climate

Due to its location, Kiribati exhibits a maritime climate. Temperatures range between 26-32 °C (79-90 °F) year-round, with the water temperature sitting on a comfortable year-round 28-29 °C (82-84 °F).

Calling Code

+686

Internet Code

.ki

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