The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) is an unusual place.  It consists of 33 islands, 32 of which are atolls (an atoll is a ring shaped coral reef) about 4,000 km southwest of Hawaii.  Twenty-one of the islands are inhabited and the total land mass is 811 square kilometers.  Home to over one hundred thousand people, Kiribati is a country in crisis.

The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) is an unusual place. It consists of 33 islands, 32 of which are atolls (an atoll is a ring shaped coral reef) about 4,000 km southwest of Hawaii. Twenty-one of the islands are inhabited and the total land mass is 811 square kilometers. Home to over one hundred thousand people, Kiribati is a country in crisis.

Why was this poor, overcrowded Pacific Island nation so charming? Find out by clicking through!

Kiribati: An unlikely charmer

Why was this poor, overcrowded Pacific Island nation so charming? Find out by clicking through!

Kiribati Island - Bing Images

Kiribati Island - Bing Images

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The best islands in the world...Tarawa Kiribati

Kiribati, a small island nation in Oceania, is literally in the middle of nowhere. It is hard to reach for a common traveller, which, maybe, is a good thing because the place has retained its peacefulness and tranquility. Kiribati has also got some of the world’s most upscale fishing destinations.

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Kiribati, a small island nation in Oceania, is literally in the middle of nowhere. It is hard to reach for a common traveller, which, maybe, is a good thing because the place has retained its peacefulness and tranquility. Kiribati has also got some of the world’s most upscale fishing destinations.

Kiribati Islands. Never knew this island chain existed as a country.

Kiribati Islands. Never knew this island chain existed as a country.

Kiribati geography surround by ocean and extremely small islands.

Kiribati geography surround by ocean and extremely small islands.

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