Kiribati

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Kiribati (pronounced 'Kirabas') or officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. It is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island dispersed over 3,500,000 square km straddling the equator and bordering the International Date Line to the east. The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts", derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands. Kiribati was devastated by the 1997 El Nino bringing heavy rainfall, a half metre rise in sea levels and extensive flooding.

Established
1979-07-12
Joined Commonwealth
1979
Capital City
South Tarawa
Demonym
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I-Kiribati
Country motto
"Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa"
Size
280 square miles.
Population
112,850
Population density
Based on figures from 2000.
137 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 73)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2005
$412500000 (World ranking:213)
Human Development Index
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No Ranking (World ranking:unranked)
Currency Code
AUD
Country calling code
686
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