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Kiribati

Kiribati Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Marshall Islands (M) Nauru (M) Tuvalu (M) Cook Islands ( New Zealand ) (M) French Polynesia ( France ) (M) Howland Island ( United States ) (M) Jarvis Island ( United States ) (M) Kingman Reef ( United States ) (M) Tokelau ( New Zealand ) (M)

Definitions

  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after person: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Full name The Republic of Kiribati 2013
Land border length 0.0 2014 168th out of 200
Named after person Thomas Gilbert ("Kiribati" is the Gilbertese rendition of "Gilberts") 2014
National anthems Teirake Kaini Kiribati ( Stand up, Kiribati ) 2011
Overview

The 33 atolls that make up Kiribati - the former Gilbert Islands - occupy a vast area in the Pacific. They stretch nearly 4,000 km from east to west, more than 2,000 km from north to south, and straddle the Equator.

The country won independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. Many of the atolls are inhabited; most of them are very low-lying and at risk from rising sea levels.

Kiribati - pronounced Kiribas - used to lie either side of the International Date Line, but the government unilaterally moved the line eastwards in 1995 to ensure the day was the same in the whole country.


Full Article
2013

SOURCES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of countries named after people (Dependent territories named after people); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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