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Kiribati

Kiribati
  • Capital

    Capital

    Tarawa

  • Local time

    Local time

    0:14

  • Population

    Population

    115 533

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +686

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ (none) (dollar)

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Kiribati

Kiribati
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Tarawa

  • Local time

    Local time

    0:14

  • Population

    Population

    115 533

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +686

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ (none) (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € NULL pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 086mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    811 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    22%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    15%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    41%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    24 900

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Micronesian - 98 %
    other - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 52 %
    Protestant - 40 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist

  • Languages

    Languages

    I-Kiribati
    English

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    2.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    63.9%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    18.6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    551 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    fishing, handicrafts

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    copra, taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, vegetables, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphate

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphate

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    2%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    62kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    157 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Kiribati

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don't forget to shake hands when greeting - a nod of acknowledgement is common too.

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don’t forget eyebrows up (a sign of surprise in many cultures) means yes!

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don’t put your feet close to someone head, e.g. when passing someone who is laying down. Placing foot near someone’s head is considered very bad.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Kiribati is the closest country to Bikini Bottom.

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Marker Kiribati
Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget same-sex sexual conduct between men is illegal.

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don’t expect locals to be direct communicators - Kiribati culture is all very indirect in communication. It’s best to slow down and let the humour to take over.

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Marker Kiribati
Street & Behavioral

Don’t use your finger for pointing or indicate something - it’s considered rude. Better to use your nose.

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don’t touch someone’s head - it’s considered as ”ta-buaki" (bad form).

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Marker Kiribati
Street & Behavioral

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Marker Kiribati
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the wet season lasts typically from November to April.

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