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  Geography of Kiribati - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kiribati (pronounced "keer-ih-bahs") consists of 32 atolls and one island scattered over all four hemispheres in an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States.
Kiribati contains Kiritimati (Christmas Island), the largest coral atoll in the world, and Banaba (Ocean Island), one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific.
A 1989 United Nations report identified Kiribati as one of the countries that would completely disappear in the 21st century if steps were not taken to address global climate change.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Kiribati   (462 words)

  
 KIRIBATI FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Its name is pronounced and is a Kiribati language rendering of "Gilberts", the English name for the main group of islands: the former Gilbert Islands.
In 1943, the Battle_of_Tarawa was fought at Kiribati's capital Bairiki on Tarawa atoll.
Based on a 1995 realignment of the International_Date_Line, Kiribati is now the easternmost country in the world, and was the first country to enter into the year 2000 at Caroline_Island, which, not coincidentally, has been renamed Millennium_Island.
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 Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.
The rest of the land in Kiribati consists of the sand and reef rock islets of atolls or coral islands that rise but a few meters above sea level.
While English is the constitution's and law's language, kiribati or Gilbertese, the native Micronesian language, is widely spoken.
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 Kiribati - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kiribati was inhabited by a single Micronesian ethnic group that spoke the same Oceanic language for 2,000 years before coming into contact with Europeans.
In 1943, the Battle of Tarawa was fought at Kiribati's capital Tarawa.
In 1978, the Ellice Islands became the independent nation of Tuvalu, and Kiribati's independence followed on July 12, 1979.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kiribati   (804 words)

  
 Kiribati: Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kiribati is made up of 33 islands in 3 groups scattered over more than 5 million sq km of the Central Pacific Ocean.
Generally the tides in Kiribati conform to the mid-ocean standard ranges - from about 0.5m at neaps to nearly 2m at springs.
Negotiations are underway between Kiribati and the NSF (US) for the installation of USGS seismometers as part of the world wide network on Kiritimati, Tarawa and Canton.
www.wysiwyg.co.nz /kiribati/geography.html   (642 words)

  
 Kiribati (11/03)
Kiribati (pronounced "keer-ih-bahs") consists of 32 low-lying atolls and one raised island scattered over an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States.
The Kiribati Government has responded by including several special provisions in the Constitution, such as the designation of a Banaban seat in the legislature and the return of land previously acquired by the government for phosphate mining.
Kiribati has received high marks for its prudent management of the Reserve Fund, which is vital for the long-term welfare of the country.
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 Geography of Kiribati -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kiribati (pronounced "keer-ih-bahs") consists of 32 atolls and one island scattered over all four hemispheres in an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the (Click link for more info and facts about continental United States) continental United States.
Kiribati contains (Click link for more info and facts about Kiritimati) Kiritimati (Christmas Island), the largest coral atoll in the world, and (Click link for more info and facts about Banaba) Banaba (Ocean Island), one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific.
Geography - note 20 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
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geography_of_kiribati.htm   (600 words)

  
 Gilbert Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It has been proposed that this article or section be merged with Kiribati.
The Gilbert Islands are a chain of 16 atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the nation Kiribati.
In 1979, the Gilberts opted for independence, becoming the independent nation of Kiribati.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gilbert_Islands   (834 words)

  
 Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Main article: History of Kiribati Since 1892, the Gilbert Islands was a British protectorate together with the nearby Ellice Islands.
Main article: Politics of Kiribati The parliament of Kiribati, called Maneaba ni Maungatabu is elected every four years, and consists of 42 representatives.
Main article: Geography of Kiribati Kiribati consists of about 34 atolls, with at least three in each hemisphere.
www.asinah.net /en/wikipedia/k/ki/kiribati.html   (1356 words)

  
 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.
Kiribati's 1995 act of moving the international date line far to the east, so that it encompassed Kiribati's Line Islands group, courted controversy.
The move, which fulfilled one of President Tito's campaign promises, was intended to enable Kiribati to become the first country to see the dawn on Jan. 1, 2000, and welcome the new millennium—an event of significance for tourism.
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 Kiribati
Kiribati's population of about 88,500 is spread over a land mass of only 811 square kilometres on 33 islands widely dispersed over an exclusive economic zone of about 3.5 million square kilometres.
The combination of high population growth and a lack of employment on the outer islands is causing the population to drift to Tarawa, the capital and main seat of government.
The population of Kiribati is expected to double over the next 20 years, exacerbating already serious environmental, urban management and health problems.
www.ausaid.gov.au /country/country.cfm?CountryId=20   (913 words)

  
 Kiribati biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The islands were named the Gilbert Islands in 1820 by a Russian admiral, Krusenstern, and French captain Louis Duperrey after a British captain, Gilbert, who crossed the archipelago in 1788 ('Kiribati' is the islanders' pronunciation of 'Gilbert').
With independence, the United States relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix Island and all but three of the Line Islands, which became part of Kiribati Empire.
Main article: Culture of Kiribati There is a great importance of the songs (te anene) and above all of the dances (te mwaie).
kiribati.biography.ms   (765 words)

  
 Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
South Tarawa, the southern part of the atoll but Betio, is now the capital island of the Republic of Kiribati.
The island is most famous for being the site of the Battle of Tarawa in World War II.
The main administrative centre for the Republic of Kiribati is located on Bairiki, one of the southernmost islets on Tarawa.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tarawa   (351 words)

  
 History of Kiribati
The I-Kiribati people settled what would become known as the Gilbert Islands between 1000 and 1300 AD.
In 1975 the Ellice Islands separated from the colony and in 1978 became the independent country of Tuvalu.
Post-independence politics were initially dominated by Ieremia Tabai, Kiribati's first President, who served from 1979 to 1991, stepping down due to Kiribati's three-term limit for presidents.
infotut.com /geography/Kiribati   (406 words)

  
 Geography Of Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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 Kiribati - Gurupedia
Tuvalu, followed by Kiribati independence in 1979, July 12th.
Japan, is a critical supplement to GDP, equal to 25%-50% of GDP in recent years.
English is the constitution's and laws' language, kiribati, the native Micronesian language, is widely spoken.
www.gurupedia.com /k/ki/kiribati.htm   (688 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Kiribati (Pacific Islands Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The islands were administered (1892–1916) with the Ellice Islands as a British protectorate that became (1916) the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony.
They gained self-rule in 1971, and, after the Ellice Islands gained (1978) independence as Tuvalu, the remaining islands were granted independence (1979) as Kiribati.
In 1995, Kiribati moved the international date line to the eastern border of the sprawling island nation so that it would no longer be divided by the date line.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kiribati.html   (393 words)

  
 Kiribati. The World Factbook. 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
Kiribati does not have an embassy in the US; there is an honorary consulate in Honolulu
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 Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kiribati is an independent island country in the South Pacific consisting of over 33 islands.
Kiribati - This site tells about the languages that are spoken in Kiribati.
Kiribati - There is information on the flag, geography, government, and economy of Kiribati.
www.slc.k12.ut.us /webweavers/lindam/listkiribati.html   (149 words)

  
 1000Countries.com: Kiribati I: kiribati, KIRIBATI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kiribati Population - 1901: 26,000 - 1950: 33,000 - 2000: 92,000 - 2004: 101,000...
Kiribati is an unspoiled corner of Micronesia where sailing canoes are still the mode of sea transport.
Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bahs) is a group of islands located in the central Pacific Ocean.
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/kiribati_1.html   (2141 words)

  
 Geography whiz kid takes on the world -- one more time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A: The 14-year-old geography whiz from Bellevue is in a city located at roughly 49 degrees latitude and 123 degrees longitude, the largest city in the most westerly province of Canada, a city with the third-busiest import-export port in North America.
A past judge of geography bees, Sorenson was especially impressed with Kyle's "extraordinary" achievements.
Kyle, who attends The Evergreen School in Shoreline, said geography has been a main interest as far back as he can remember, even drawing the flags for each and every country in the Olympics when he watched them on television as a first-grader.
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 Palau - Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Casmir Remengesau, Governor of the World Bank for Republic Of Palau, and on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands (Republic of), Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu...
Kiribati · Marshall Islands · Northern Mariana Islands · Federated States of Micronesia · Nauru ·...
Kingdom's bi-lateral relations with Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.
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 Kiribati - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
National motto: 'Maaka te atua, karinea te uea; mataku i te atua, fakamamalu ki te tupu (I-Kiribati[?]: Fear the God, respect the king)
Kiribati consists of three archipelagos; the Gilbert Islands (16 islands), some 1500 km north of Fiji, the Phoenix Islands[?] (8 islands), some 1800 km southeast of the Gilberts and the Line Islands (9 islands), about 3300 km east of the Gilberts.
While English is the official language, I-Kiribati[?], a Micronesian language, is widely spoken.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ki/Kiribati.html   (489 words)

  
 Kiribati Island - A country profile @escapeartist.com
Kiribati - Kiribati - history, a bibliography of related materials; also a section on Kiribatese, or Gilbertese, with the texts of Hale's (1846) Vocabulary and Fabre's (1847) Vocabulary.
Kiribati - Kiribati - visit the island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific and its World War II relics.
The Republic of Kiribati Community - The Republic of Kiribati Community - The Republic of Kiribati Community is a message board,chat room and a place and 30 Megabytes of space to place photos of Kiribati.
www.escapeartist.com /kiribati/kiribati.htm   (1057 words)

  
 Kiribati (09/05)
The unicameral House of Assembly (Maneaba) has 42 members: 40 elected representatives, one appointed member from Banaba island, and the Attorney General on an ex officio basis.
Kiribati's per capita GNP of less than U.S. $1,000 makes it one of the poorest countries in the world.
Remittances from Kiribati workers living abroad provide more than $7.5 million annually.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1836.htm   (2538 words)

  
 Kiribati: Tarawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
You may be advised to reservations at least 2 weeks in advance for your car through the Kiribati Visitors Bureau.
If you are going to work in Kiribati, your current drivers licence will be good for the first two weeks.
Once in the house all dealings will be with the Kiribati Housing Corporation who will responsible for maintenance of the house, furniture and water tank (although the latter two may not apply depending on your circumstances).
www.wysiwyg.co.nz /kiribati/tarawa.html   (1838 words)

  
 Kiribati on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The islands were administered (1892-1916) with the Ellice Islands as a British protectorate that became (1916) the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony.
Self-reliance in Kiribati: contrasting views of agricultural and fisheries production.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Visitor Visas Are Now Required For Citizens of Dominica, Grenada, Hungary, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu And Zimbabwe.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Kiribati.asp   (497 words)

  
 1Up Travel > Kiribati > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to Kiribati
Geography of Kiribati - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Kiribati
Government and Politics in Kiribati - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Kiribati.
Flags of Kiribati - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Kiribati.
www.1uptravel.com /international/oceaniapacific/kiribati   (386 words)

  
 Kiribati Bibliography - Titles A-C
Aron abamakoro aika Kiribati ma Ereti ibukin taai aika ana roko: taek...
Christ and Kiribati culture: report of workshop on traditional Kiribati cu...
Cinderellas of the Empire: towards a history of Kiribati and Tuvalu.
www.trussel.com /kir/giltita.htm   (2490 words)

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