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Where is Kiribati
About Map: Map showing location of Kiribati in Oceania.
Where is Kiribati located on the world map? The given Kiribati location map shows that Kiribati is located in the central part of Pacific Ocean.

Kiribati map also shows that Kiribati is a group of coral islands where there are more than 30 atolls and 1 coral island spread in the area of about 3.5 million square kilometers.
Interestingly, the name Kiribati has the local pronunciation i.e. "Gilberts", taken from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands. Kiribati got its independence from the United Kingdom in the year 1979. Since then, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Besides, it is also member of the IMF and the World Bank, and also became a full member of the United Nations in the year 1999.

The government type of Kiribati is Parliamentary Democracy where President is use to be the head of the government elected through the popular vote for four year-term.
Moreover, Kiribati tourism is growing fast and also contributing about one-fifth to the revenue. Besides, country gets large chunk of financial aid from the nearby countries including Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Official Name- Republic of Kiribati
Capital City- (South) Tarawa
Official Language- English
Government- Parliamentary Democracy
Area- 719 Sq. Km
Population- 90 000
Ethnic Groups- Micronesian 98%
Religions- Roman Catholic 53%, Kiribati Protestant 39%
Currency- Australian Dollar (Aud)
Time Zone- UTC +12h
ISO Code- KI
Calling Code- 686