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Island nation in the central Pacific Ocean

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Kiribati: Island nation in the central Pacific Ocean
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 110,000 (2015), more than half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll. The state comprises 32 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres. Their spread straddles both the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes round Kiribati and swings far to the east, almost reaching the 150°W meridian. This brings the Line Islands into the same day as the Kiribati Islands. Kiribati's easternmost islands, the southern Line Islands, south of Hawaii, have the most advanced time on Earth: UTC+14 hours.

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Australia the 'worst of two evils' over China, former Kiribati president warns

Kiribati's former president Anote Tong has labelled Australia as the worst of two evils compared to China, after tensions soured from the Pacific Islands Forum.
SBS - Published

Australia 'worst of two evils' over China

Kiribati's former president Anote Tong has labelled Australia as the worst of two evils compared to China, after tensions soured from the Pacific Islands Forum.
SBS - Published

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