The Republic of Kiribati lies in the Oceania Region with Geographic coordinates of 1°25'N, 173°00'E. Kiribati is known as Ribaberikin Kiribati in the local language Kiribati.
Previously known as the Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
was granted independence by the British in 1979. With its geographic location in the Coral Atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Kiribati
has one of the smallest land areas within it's extended latitude and longitude
, amounting to a total of 726 sq km. The capital of Kiribati
is South Tarawa
, with the latitude and longitude
of 1°28'N, 173°2'E respectively. The population of Kiribati
is estimated at 107,817 and the majority of them are Micronesian in origin.
The geographic coordinates of Kiribati
include the group of 33 low lying Coral Atolls, the main areas are Banaba, Gilbert Islands, Line Islands and Phoenix Islands. The climate is distinctly marine. The summers especially are quite warm and humid. The unusual latitude and longitude of Kiribati
also makes the area prone to typhoons. In the period from November to March, there are high winds and tornadoes in the region.
||Christmas I./ Kiritimati||01°58'N||157°27'W
||Millennium I./Caroline I.||09°58'S||150°13'W
||Ocean I./Banaba ||0°45'S||169°50'W