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Where is Kiribati?

map showing the location of Kiribati

Located in the continent of Oceania, Kiribati covers 811 square kilometers of land, making it the 191st largest nation in terms of land area.

Kiribati became an independent state in 1979, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Kiribati is 101,998 (2012) and the nation has a density of 126 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Kiribati is the Australian Dollar (AUD). As well, the people of Kiribati are refered to as I-Kiribati.

The dialing code for the country is 686 and the top level internet domain for I-Kiribati sites is .ki.

Kiribati does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Kiribati section.

Quick facts

Population 101,998
Density 125.8 / km2 ( 325.7 / mi2 )
Languages Gilbertese, English
Independence Year 1979
Capital Tarawa (Gilbert Islands)
Currency Australian Dollar
GDP 166,762,324 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,635 (2014 data)
Land Area 811 km2 (313 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -174.550
Maximum Longitude 176.850
Mininum Latitude -11.450
Maximum Latitude 4.720

What is the capital of Kiribati?

map showing the location of Kiribati
Location of Tarawa on a map.

Tarawa is the capital city of Kiribati. It has a population of 40,311, and is located on a latitue of 1.33 and longitude of 172.98.

Tarawa is also the political center of Kiribati, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Tarawa, the Capital Of Kiribati

City Tarawa
Country Kiribati
Population 40,311
Longitude 172.97696000
Latitude 1.32780000
Elevation 6 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.