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Learn more about Kiribati.
Flag of Kiribati Kiribati
Population: 100,798 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Tarawa
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An Introduction to Kiribati
The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

Kiribati map

Map of Kiribati ( Location ) : 1 25 N, 173 00 E, Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator; the capital Tarawa is about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Kiribati, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The I-Kiribati Flag
The upper half is red with a yellow frigate bird flying over a yellow rising sun, and the lower half is blue with three horizontal wavy white stripes to represent the ocean.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Kiribati.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.25%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 58.34 yrs - Male
    • 64.44 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 4,500 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 1,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 17,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ki

Did you know ... People from Kiribati are called I-Kiribati
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook