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About Kiribati in detail
Where is Kiribati?
Kiribati, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 1 21 N 173 02 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator; the capital Tarawa is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia.
What is the capital city of Kiribati?
The capital city of Kiribati is: Tarawa.
What is the time in Tarawa?
It is 17 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Tarawa is: UTC+12.
What is the Internet code for Kiribati?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Kiribati is: .ki
What is the size of Kiribati?
The territory of Kiribati is total: 811 sq km; land: 811 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Kiribati is four times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Kiribati, we can do that by covering a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Kiribati?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Kiribati is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,143 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Kiribati?
The climate of Kiribati is tropical: marine, hot and humid, moderated by trade winds.
Geographical data of Kiribati
The elevation of Kiribati; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: unnamed elevation on Banaba 81 m.
The typical geographical details of Kiribati include mostly low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Kiribati is 21 of the 33 islands are inhabited; Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean – the others are Makatea in French Polynesia, and Nauru; Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres (northern, southern, eastern, and western).
Resources and land use of Kiribati
The country’s main mined products are phosphate (production discontinued in 1979), coconuts (copra), fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 42%; arable land 2.5%; permanent crops 39.5%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 15%; other: 43% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Kiribati
The number of inhabitants of Kiribati is 106,925 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 44.3% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Kiribati is concentrated in TARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Kiribati
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: I-Kiribati 89.5%, I-Kiribati/mixed 9.7%, Tuvaluan 0.1%, other 0.8% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Kiribati
The spoken languages in Kiribati are the following: I-Kiribati, English (official language).
What are the most important religions in Kiribati?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 55.8%, Kempsville Presbyterian Church 33.5%, Mormon 4.7%, Baha’i 2.3%, Seventh Day Adventist 2%, other 1.5%, none 0.2%, unspecified 0.05% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Kiribati
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 30.16% (male 16,438 / female 15,814) 15-24 years: 21.26% (male 11,285 / female 11,447) 25-54 years: 38.59% (male 19,863 / female 21,397) 55-64 years: 5.86% (male 2,827 / female 3,436) 65 years and over: 4.13% (male 1,741 / female 2,677) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Kiribati is 1.14% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Kiribati the birth rate is 21.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Kiribati, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Kiribati, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Kiribati are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 10.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Kiribati
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; A remote country of 33 scattered coral atolls, Kiribati has few natural resources and is one of the least developed Pacific Island countries. Commercially viable phosphate deposits were exhausted by the time of independence from the the United Kingdom in 1979Economic development is constrained by a shortage of skilled workers, weak infrastructure, and remoteness from international markets. The public sector dominates economic activity, with ongoing capital projects in infrastructure including the road rehabilKiribati is dependent on foreign aid, which was estimated to have contributed over 43% in 2013 to the government’s finances. The country’s sovereign fund, the Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund (RERF), which is held offshore, had an estimated balance of $6.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Kiribati is $166 million (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Kiribati is 3.1% (2016 estimate) 3.5% (2015 estimate) 2.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Kiribati this is $1,800 (2016 estimate) $1,800 (2015 estimate) $1,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Kiribati produces?
The main agricultural products of Kiribati are copra, breadfruit, fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fishing, handicrafts. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fishing, handicrafts.
Drinking water source in Kiribati
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 87.3% of the population, rural: 50.6% of the population, total: 66.9% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 12.7% of the population, rural: 49.4% of the population, total: 33.1% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Kiribati
In Kiribati, the average number of delivery is 2.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Kiribati
The average age of the population is total: 24.3 years; male: 23.4 years, female: 25.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Kiribati it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Kiribati is -2.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a native-born citizen of Kiribati. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Kiribati a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Kiribati
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Kiribati density of the hospital beds is 1.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Kiribati the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Kiribati the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Kiribati is 40.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Kiribati? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Kiribati are typhoons can occur any time, but usually November to March; occasional tornadoes; low level of some of the islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level.
More interesting facts about Kiribati
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Kiribati: 12 July 1979 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Kiribati
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, the upper half is red with a yellow frigatebird flying over a yellow rising sun, and the lower half is blue with three horizontal wavy white stripes to represent the Pacific ocean; the white stripes represent the three island groups – the Gilbert, Line, and Phoenix Islands; the 17 rays of the sun represent the 16 Gilbert Islands and Banaba (formerly Ocean Island); the frigatebird symbolizes authority and freedom.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Kiribati: frigatebird; national colors: red, white, blue, yellow.
Constitution of Kiribati
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Kiribati?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Kiribati is English common law supplemented by customary law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Kiribati, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of Assembly or Maneaba Ni Maungatabu (46 seats; 44 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote in two-rounds, 1 member appointed by the Rabi Council of Leaders – representing Banaba Island, and 1 ex officio member – the attorney general; members serve 4-year terms)elections: legislative elections were held in two rounds – the first on 21 October 2011 and the second on 28 October 2011 (next to be held in 2015)election results: percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – NA, other 2 (includes attorney general).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Kiribati
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Kiribati the labor force is 39,000 (2010 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Kiribati is total: 33.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 34.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 31.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Kiribati is 30.6% (2010 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Kiribati, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Kiribati, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Kiribati, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Kiribati
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Kiribati is; revenues: $197.9 million, expenditures: $179.9 million (2013 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 119.2% of GDP (2013 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Kiribati is N/A.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Kiribati
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate), 0.6% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Kiribati
Kiribati, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Kiribati is: $84.75 million (2013 estimate), $62.31 million (2012 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fish, coconut products.
The most important export partners of Kiribati are the N/A.
The most important imported products are food, machinery and equipment, miscellaneous manufactured goods, fuel, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Kiribati
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Kiribati, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Kiribati, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Kiribati; generally good quality national and international servicedomestic: wireline service available on Tarawa and Kiritimati (Christmas Island); connections to outer islands by HF/VHF radiotelephone; wireless service available in Tarawa since 1999international: country code – 686; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Kiribati
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Kiribati: 19 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Kiribati: total: 670 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Kiribati: 5 km (small network of canals in Line Islands) (2012).
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Facts & data about Kiribati
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Kiribati, conventional short form: Kiribati, local long form: Republic of Kiribati, local short form: Kiribati. Note: pronounced keer-ree-bahss, former: Gilbert Islands, etymology: the name is the local pronounciation of “Gilberts,” the former designation of the islands; originally named after explorer Thomas GILBERT, who mapped many of the islands in 1788.
|Abbrevation: Kiribati||Geographic coordinates:|
1 25 N, 173 00 E
|Country location: Oceania|
|Capital of Kiribati: Tarawa||GPS of the Capital:|
1 21 N 173 02 E
|Position: Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator; the capital Tarawa is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia|
|Land area: total: 811 sq km; land: 811 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs||Area comparative: four times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 106,925 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.14% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.82 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.65 male(s) / female, total population: 0.95 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $84.75 million (2013 estimate), $62.31 million (2012 estimate)||Imports: $182.2 million (2013 estimate), $172.5 million (2012 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 44.3% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 24.3 years; male: 23.4 years, female: 25.1 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 14,000. Percent of the population: 13% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,477. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 41,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 39 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 30.6% (2010 estimate)||Nationality: I-Kiribati (singular and plural) adjective: I-Kiribati||National holidays: Independence Day, 12 July (1979)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 66.2 years. Male: 63.7 years, female: 68.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 21.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: English common law supplemented by customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fishing, handicrafts||Industrial production growth rate: 1.1% (2012 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.1% (2016 estimate) 3.5% (2015 estimate) 2.4% (2014 estimate)|
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