Updated: Sep 30, 2022
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Kiribati or officially The Republic of Kiribati.
It is located in the tropical central Pacific Ocean, consisting mainly of about 32 islets. Kiribati does not share land borders. The neighboring islands include Fiji, Nauru, The Marshall Islands, Samoa, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, and Tonga.
South of Tarawa.
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.