Kiribati World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Kiribati This tiny republic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean became independent just a few decades ago. Today it is a satellite tracking base, and a thriving resort. Especially the Chirstmas Island contains a rich birdlife and wild life sanctuaries where you can enjoy the peaceful nature. Like many other islands in this Ocean it has been invaded by the Japanese, and the historical sights still remain evident.

Area: 810 Km²
Population: 94.100 (2001 est.)
Density: 116 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bairiki (2100 pop.)
Major cities: -
Ethnic majority: Micronesian 91%, Polynesian 4%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: 87 m (on Banaba)
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Kiritimati 359 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: I-Kiribati (or Gilbertese), English (both officials)
Religion: Protestant, Catholic
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 18/4, 12/7, 7/8, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00686
GMT: +12

World Heritage List: -