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Kiribati FlagKiribati

Land Of Mountains, Land On The River



Population: 100,743 (2011)
Land Area: 811 sq km
Natural Resources: Phosphate
Capital: Tarawa
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Anote Tong (2003)
Languages: I-Kiribati, English
Currency:Australian Dollar (AUD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 52%, Protestant 40%, Other 8%
Major Ethnicities: Micronesian 98.8%, Other 1.2%
Life Expectancy: 64.39 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 152 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 619.5 million (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 6,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.9%, Industry 24.2%, Services 66.8% (2004)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 2.7%, Industry 32%, Services 65.3% (2000)
Industries: Fishing, handicraft
Agriculture Products: Copra, taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, vegetables; fish
Human Development Index: 0.624 (122nd)
Tourism Revenue: 3 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 2% (1992)

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Current Situation


Kiribati is located in located in the Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is made up of thousands of islands and is surrounded by similar island nations. Kiribati's economy benefits from tourism, fishing and copra. Kiribati does however receive significant foreign aid which makes up 25-50% of its GDP.

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CIA World Factbook: Kiribati
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Kiribati

Updated on: December 21, 2011