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KIRIBATI
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageKiribatic, English
CapitalTarawa
Area726 kmĀ²
Population122,516  (2021)
CurrencyAustralian dollar  (AUD)
Web.ki
Code.KIR
Tel.+686

Vacations and Sightseeing

Tarawa is the very interesting capital of Kiribati. It is not a city, but a group of islands surrounded by coral atolls and you need a boat to go from one part of the city to another. It is the Venice of the Pacific. There is a golf course on Ambo Island where the greens are basically sand.

Tabiteueat is the largest and most popular island where traditional dancing, singing and magic still play a dominant role in people's lives. Part of Kiribatizixh's gruesome history took place here. More than 1000 non-believers were killed by Hawaiian preachers in "the name of the book". By the way, the Catholic mission is a good place to spend the night if there is no other space available.

Kiritimati or Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world with many lakes and ponds and the breeding ground of a large number of birds. There are large coconut plantations, fish farms and a plant from which solar salt can be extracted.


Sources

Galbraith, K. / Micronesia
Lonely Planet

Levy, N.M. /Micronesia handbook Moon

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2023
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