Tarawa is one of the most populated cities in Kiribati, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in Oceania, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 01.30N latitude / 173.00E longitude. For routing in Tarawa, please check the free driving directions Tarawa service below.
When you visit Kiribati, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is English, Gilbertese, and the officially used currency is the Australian dollar (AUD), since 1966.
Tarawa, the capital city, has numerous population; 26 600 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While Tarawa counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, Kiribati, bears 118 414 sum citizens spreading on its 280,31 sq mi / 726 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in Kiribati is Parliamentary republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa (Health, Peace, and Prosperity), while salute for the national anthem called: Teirake Kaini Kiribati (Stand up, Kiribati).
Google maps Tarawa, and the satellite map of the city is a free and useful dynamic tool to discover the capital of Kiribati and the neighboring countries like N/A.
Please have a look at the information page of this country for a wide range of information such as economic data, population, geographical knowledge, additional Kiribati Google maps, satellite imagery, etc.
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Short geographic information for Kiribati
Kiribati, formerly the Gilbert Islands, consists of three widely separated main groups of southwest Pacific islands: the Gilberts on the equator, the Phoenix Islands to the east, and the Line Islands farther east.
Ocean Island, producer of phosphates until it was mined out in 1981, is also included in the 2 million square miles of ocean. Most of the islands of Kiribati are low-lying coral atolls built on a submerged volcanic chain and encircled by reefs.