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Kiribati is located in Micronesia part of Oceania. It's total area is 810 km² and 1.5% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 131K. 57.1% lives in cities whereas 42.9% lives in rural areas.
Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: [Ribaberiki] Kiribati), is an island country in Oceania in the Central Pacific Ocean. Its permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. The state comprises 32 atolls and one remote raised coral island, Banaba. Its total land area is 811 km2 (313 sq mi) dispersed over 35,000,000 km2 (14,000,000 sq mi) of ocean.

The islands' spread straddles the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes around Kiribati and swings far to the east, almost reaching 150°W. This brings Kiribati's easternmost islands, the southern Line Islands south of Hawaii, into the same day as the Gilbert Islands and places them in the most advanced time zone on Earth: UTC+14.

Kiribati gained its independence from the United Kingdom, becoming a sovereign state in 1979. The capital, South Tarawa, now the most populated area, consists of a number of islets, connected by a series of causeways. These comprise about half the area of Tarawa Atoll. Prior to its independence, the country had exported phosphate, but those mines are no longer viable with fisheries and export of copra driving much of the economy. Kiribati is one of the least developed countries in the world and is highly dependent on international aid for its economy.

Kiribati is a member of the Pacific Community, Commonwealth of Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999. As an island nation, the islands are vulnerable to climate change, so addressing climate change has been a central part of its international policy, as a member of the Alliance of Small Island States.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Australian dollar [1 USD = 1.53 AUD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Kiribati.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 12K tourists arrived to Kiribati. In 2017, tourism has contributed to Kiribati economy with a total of 5.2M $ income (%17.6).

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☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 28 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 28 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 28 °C and very hot.
Yearly average28 °C 🔥
3 month average28 °C 🔥
Spring average28 °C 🔥
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average28 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 369M $ and with %-5 decrease GNI per capita was 2.8K $. In 2021, consumer inflation was calculated as %2.1.
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