Kiribati BASIC INFOMATION
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|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +12 HOURS|
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|3°21'49"S / 9°40'13"E|
|KI / KIR|
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|Kiribati banks list|
Kiribati is located in the midwestern Pacific Ocean and consists of 33 islands, which belong to the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix (Phoenix) Islands, and Line (Line Island) Islands. It stretches for about 3870 kilometers from east to west, and about 2050 kilometers from north to south. The total land area is 812 square kilometers. With a water area of 3.5 million square kilometers, it is the only country in the world that crosses the equator and the international date line, and is the only country in the world that crosses the north and south hemispheres and the east and west hemispheres. English is the official language of Kiribati, and Kiribati and English are commonly used. |
Kiribati is located in the midwestern Pacific Ocean. It is composed of 33 islands, which belong to the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix (Phoenix) Islands, and Line (Line Island) Islands. It stretches about 3870 kilometers from east to west, and about 2050 kilometers from north to south. The total land area is 812 square kilometers and the water area is 3.5 million square meters. Kilometers are the only country in the world that crosses the equator and the international date line. It is also the only country in the world that crosses the northern and southern hemispheres and the eastern and western hemispheres.
National flag: It is rectangular, the ratio of length to width is about 5:3. The half of the flag surface is red, and the lower half is a wide band of six blue and white ripples. In the middle of the red part is a radiant and rising sun, and above it is a frigate bird. Red symbolizes the earth; blue and white ripples symbolize the Pacific Ocean; the sun symbolizes the equatorial sunshine, indicating that the country is located in the equatorial zone, and also symbolizes light and hope for the future; the frigate bird symbolizes power, freedom and Kiribati’s culture.
As early as BC, Malay-Polynesians settled here. Around the 14th century AD, Fijians and Tongans intermarried with the locals after the invasion, forming the current Kiribati nation. In 1892, parts of the Gilbert Islands and Ellis Islands became British "protected areas." In 1916 it was included in the "British Gilbert and Ellis Islands Colony" (the Ellis Islands separated in 1975 and renamed Tuvalu). It was occupied by Japan in World War II. Internal autonomy was implemented on January 1, 1977. Independence on July 12, 1979, named the Republic of Kiribati, a member of the Commonwealth.
Kiribati has a population of 80,000, with an average population density of 88.5 people per square kilometer, but the distribution is very uneven. The Gilbert Islands’ population accounts for more than 90% of the country’s population, with a population density of 200 people per square kilometer, while the Lane Islands has only 6 people per square kilometer. More than 90% of the residents are Gilberts, who belong to the Micronesian race, and the rest are Polynesians and European immigrants. The official language is English, and Kiribati and English are commonly spoken by residents. Most residents believe in Protestant Christianity.
Kiribati is rich in fishery resources, and the government attaches great importance to the development of the country’s fishing industry. At the same time, it also strives to establish a fishing joint venture with foreign governments. Its main agricultural products are coconut, breadfruit, banana, papaya, etc.