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Republic of Kiribati

Kiribati (Gilbertese)
Motto: "Te Mauri, te Raoi ao te Tabomoa"
"Health, Peace and Prosperity"
Anthem: Kunan Kiribati
("Song of Kiribati")
Location of Kiribati
and largest city
South Tarawa on Tarawa[1][2][3][4][5]
1°28′N 173°2′E / 1.467°N 173.033°E / 1.467; 173.033
Official languages
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
• President
Taneti Maamau
Teuea Toatu
LegislatureHouse of Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Granted
12 July 1979
• Total
811 km2 (313 sq mi) (172nd)
• 2020 estimate
119,940[7] (192nd)
• Density
151.9/km2 (393.4/sq mi) (55th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$255 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$187 million
• Per capita
HDI (2019)Increase 0.630[9]
medium · 134th
CurrencyAustralian dollar[10] (AUD)
Time zoneUTC+12, +13, +14
Driving sideleft
Calling code+686
ISO 3166 codeKI
Internet TLD.ki


Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. The state comprises 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 811 square kilometres and are dispersed over 3.5 million km2 (1.4 million sq mi).