Republic of Kiribati

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Republic of Kiribati


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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Tarawa
Government Parliamentary Republic
Language [[English, Gilbertese]] (official)
President Taneti Mamau
Area 811 km2
Population 2011 103500
GDP 2006 $599 million
GDP per capita $5711
Currency Australian Dollar
Internet top-level domain .ki

The Republic of Kiribati, known commonly as Kiribati, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean.[1] It is a flat country of 103,500 people lying upon a coral atoll. Kiribati stands unique as it may be the first nation to be eliminated by rising ocean levels. It is an active participant in AOSIS and the UNFCCC.[2] In 2012, the government of Kiribati began a series of overhauls to the infrastructure and education. The primary focus of Kiribatan education is now immigration, as they prepare to abandon their nation to the waves. The government has been working with Fiji to purchase land for evacuation.[3]

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