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Republic of Kiribati
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Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa"
"Health, Peace and Prosperity"
Anthem: Teirake Kaini Kiribati
Stand up, Kiribati
Capital
and largest city
Tarawa<ref>http://www.kiribatitourism.gov.ki/index.php/aboutkiribati/aboutkiribatioverview
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Official languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Ethnic groups (2000) 98.8% Micronesian
1.2% others<ref name=CIA/>
Demonym I-Kiribati
Government Presidential republic
 -  President Anote Tong
 -  Vice-President Teima Onorio
Legislature House of Assembly
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 12 July 1979 
Area
 -  Total 811 km2 (186th)
313 sq mi
Population
 -  2010 estimate 103,500 (197th)
 -  2010 census 103,500
 -  Density 135/km2 (73rd)
350/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $599 million<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Per capita $5,721<ref name=imf2/>
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total 'kiribas67 million<ref name=imf2/>
 -  Per capita 'kiribas,592<ref name=imf2/>
HDI (2013)Steady 0.607<ref name="HDI">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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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

Kiribati ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; KEER-ə-bahss or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; KEER-ə-BAH-tee),<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),<ref>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-16431215</ref><ref>Wikisource:China Kiribati Notes Establishing Diplomatic Relations</ref><ref>Wikisource:United Nations Security Council Resolution 1248</ref><ref>http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-5000500.htm#fn-md*</ref><ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kr.html</ref> is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}<ref name="IMF 2011">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres (1,351,000 square miles). Their spread straddles the equator and the International Date Line, although the Date Line is indented to bring the Line Islands in the same day as the Kiribati Islands. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011), half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll.

Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. The capital and now most populated area, South Tarawa, consists of a number of islets, connected by a series of causeways. These comprise about half the area of Tarawa Atoll.

Kiribati is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.


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Republic of Kiribati
{{safesubst:#invoke:Separated entries|br}}
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa"
"Health, Peace and Prosperity"
Anthem: Teirake Kaini Kiribati
Stand up, Kiribati
Capital
and largest city
Tarawa<ref>http://www.kiribatitourism.gov.ki/index.php/aboutkiribati/aboutkiribatioverview
{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:1|28|N|173|2|E|type:city||

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}}
Official languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Ethnic groups (2000) 98.8% Micronesian
1.2% others<ref name=CIA/>
Demonym I-Kiribati
Government Presidential republic
 -  President Anote Tong
 -  Vice-President Teima Onorio
Legislature House of Assembly
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 12 July 1979 
Area
 -  Total 811 km2 (186th)
313 sq mi
Population
 -  2010 estimate 103,500 (197th)
 -  2010 census 103,500
 -  Density 135/km2 (73rd)
350/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $599 million<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
 -  Per capita $5,721<ref name=imf2/>
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $167 million<ref name=imf2/>
 -  Per capita $1,592<ref name=imf2/>
HDI (2013)Steady 0.607<ref name="HDI">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
medium · 133rd
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

Kiribati ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; KEER-ə-bahss or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; KEER-ə-BAH-tee),<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),<ref>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-16431215</ref><ref>Wikisource:China Kiribati Notes Establishing Diplomatic Relations</ref><ref>Wikisource:United Nations Security Council Resolution 1248</ref><ref>http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-5000500.htm#fn-md*</ref><ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kr.html</ref> is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}<ref name="IMF 2011">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres (1,351,000 square miles). Their spread straddles the equator and the International Date Line, although the Date Line is indented to bring the Line Islands in the same day as the Kiribati Islands. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011), half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll.

Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. The capital and now most populated area, South Tarawa, consists of a number of islets, connected by a series of causeways. These comprise about half the area of Tarawa Atoll.

Kiribati is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.


Kiribati sections
Intro  History  Politics  Geography  Economy  Demographics  Culture  Bibliography  See also  References  External links  

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