Kiritimati Island (Christmas Island), Kiribati Islands, Pacific Ocean | Is the largest coral atoll in the world. The Kiribati Line Islands are the world’s farthest forward time zone, welcoming a new day 14 hours before Greenwich Mean Time.

Kiritimati Island (Christmas Island), Is the largest coral atoll in the worldand the farthest forward time zone, welcoming a new day 14 hours before Greenwich Mean Time.

kiribati island nation, central tropical pacific ocean

Lilypad floating city concept designed by Architect, Vincent Callebaut. From 'Lilypad floating city concept' on Gizmag.

kiribati - Kiribati ([kɪribas] KIRR-i-bas[3] or ˌkɪrəˈbɑdi;[4] Gilbertese: [ˈkiɾibas]), officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011),[5] and the island nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point.

Discover the world of giant clam farming as well as traditional village life in North Tarawa. Visit ancient shrines, hear traditional stories, learn traditional skills of weaving, coconut husking, toddy cutting.

Kiribati, a Pacific island nation, plans to move entire population due to climate change.

Kiribati Island Nation Considers Moving Entire Population to Fiji to Escape Climate Change

Kiribati President To Build Floating ‘Lily-Pad’ Cities To Save Pacific Islands’ Inhabitants From Rising Sea

A map showing the Kiribati Islands in relation to Australia

Kiribati ferry survivors found in Pacific

A map showing the Kiribati Islands in relation to Australia

Kiribati - Just discovered this country existed today. Now I want to go

Kiribati Dusk descends on the island of Tabiteuea, where a stilted hut provides a breezy refuge. Photograph by George Steinmetz/CORBIS

Kiribati Geography

South Tarawa is one of 32 atolls that make up the Republic of Kiribati.

Get away from it all in the island nation of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean.  This off-the-path destination is overlooked by most travelers but has so much beauty to offer!

Travel to Kiribati

Get away from it all in the island nation of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean. This off-the-path destination is overlooked by most travelers but has so much beauty to offer!

Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. (V)

Christmas Island or Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.

The island of Kiribati, endangered by rising sea levels and climate change.

Kiribati island: Sinking into the sea?

Lying just two metres above sea level at its highest points, the island nation of Kiribati is the poster child for climate change, with predictions that many of the 32 islands in the group could be lost to the sea in the next 50 years.

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