Largest Cities in Kiribati

Facts about Kiribati

Official languages: English
Capital: Tarawa
Area: 811 km²
Population: 92,533 residents
Population density: 114.10 residents per km²
Currency: AUD
Internet TLD: .ki
ISO codes: KI, KIR, 296
The telephone code for Kiribati is +686

Flag of Kiribati

Adopted in 1979, the flag of Kiribati is composed of six waves in blue and white, a yellow sun and a flying frigate. All this is placed on a red sheet. The waves are meant to symbolize the Pacific Ocean that washes the shores of Kiribati, and the frigate in flight signifies dominion over the ocean. The flag was adopted the year Kiribati achieved independence from Great Britain. Its image is based on the coat of arms that was granted to the islands in 1937 together with the then Ellice Islands, now Tuvalu. Likewise, Kiribati was called the Gilbert Islands at that time. Before 1979, the flag of the islands was represented by the blue British service flag with the Gilbert Islands emblem.

Kiribati Flag

Kiribati is an island nation in the Pacific. The state territory extends over a large number of islands in Micronesia and Polynesia, which are scattered over a wide area north and south of the equator. The easternmost of the Line Islands (Caroline Island) has been called “Millennium Island” since January 1, 2000, because the first sunrise of the 3rd millennium could be observed on this island. See Kiribati Location on World Map.

Most of the country is less than two meters above sea level. This makes Kiribati one of the first countries that will largely sink into the sea as a result of climate change.

Biggest Cities of Kiribati by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Tarawa, Kiribati 40,422 1.3278 172.977
2 Betio Village, Kiribati 12,620 1.35797 172.921
3 Bikenibeu Village, Kiribati 6,281 1.3673 173.124

Kiribati: South Tarawa

According to Abbreviation Finder, South Tarawa is the name of the capital of Kiribati , more than half of the population of Kiribati live in the capital. Unfortunately, climate change and especially the rising sea level can already be seen here. It’s even worse in the small atolls in the neighborhood, which is why many Kiribati residents are fleeing to the capital.

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