Previously an important part of the former British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Bonriki Island
is an apart of the Trawa Island
in an Atoll in the Central Pacific Ocean. Located approximately at a latitude of (1.37 degrees) 1° 22' 12" North of the Equator and a longitude (173.15 degrees) 173° 9' 0" East of the Prime Meridian. Bonriki is an integral part of the Island of Kiribati and Trawa which consists of a number large islets of which only some are inhabited. However, Bonriki has a proper International Airport and the Bonriki International Airport
is the most important Airport of the region. Located on the Pacific Ocean Bonriki is a perfect example of natures Virgin beauty. Still uncontaminated by the pollution of urban civilization
the air, sea and life of Bonriki reflects the qualities of pure life.
With a population of the is scarce Bonriki is a poor island. The population pressure is more than what the Island of Bonkiri can sustain. A large amount of foreign aid is supplied to the Bonriki Island mainly from New Zealand. The major villages and Towns
besides Bonriki include Abatao, Bairiki, Bikenibeu, Buariki, Buota, Eita, Marenanuka, Taborio, Teaoraereke. All these towns and villages are inhabited by the native populations and tourists who want to visit these places can easily access them via Bonriki International Airport.
Bonriki is located at very short distances from all the other important Islands of Kiribati These distances when covered by road may not be very short but the sky distance between them are really small.
Bonriki is located
- 4.6 kilometre from Bikenibeu
- 18.3 kilometre from Bairiki
- 34.7 kilometre from Buariki
- 50.3 kilometre from Taburao
- 52.8 kilometre from Tabiauea