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List of islands of Kiribati

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This is a list of islands of Kiribati. The Republic of Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one raised coral island. These islands are dispersed throughout the three island groups that form Kiribati:

All but one island, sparsely populated Kanton, in the Phoenix group are uninhabited. The remaining Phoenix Islands make up the Phoenix Islands Marine Protected Area, which is the third largest marine protected area in the world.[1]

The table includes area [2] and population[3] data.

Gilbert Islands [ edit ]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land

area

(km²)[5]
Lagoon

area

(km²)
Coordinates Type Population

(2005)
Abaiang 16.0 232.5 [2] 01°51′0″N 172°58′0″E  /  1.85000°N 172.96667°E  / 1.85000; 172.96667  (Abaiang) Atoll 5,502 [3]
Abemama 27.8 132.4 [2] 0°24′0″N 173°52′0″E  /  0.40000°N 173.86667°E  / 0.40000; 173.86667  (Abemama) Atoll 3,404 [3]
Aranuka 15.5 19.4 [2] 0°11′0″N 173°36′0″E  /  0.18333°N 173.60000°E  / 0.18333; 173.60000  (Aranuka) Atoll 1,158 [3]
Arorae 9.5 0 2°38′0″S 176°49′0″E  /  2.63333°S 176.81667°E  / -2.63333; 176.81667  (Arorae) Atoll 1,256 [3]
Beru (Island) 14.7 38.9 [2] 1°20′0″S 176°0′0″E  /  1.33333°S 176.00000°E  / -1.33333; 176.00000  (Beru (Island)) Atoll 2,169 [3]
Butaritari (Makin) 13.6 191.7 [2] 3°10′04″N 172°49′33″E  /  3.16778°N 172.82583°E  / 3.16778; 172.82583  (Butaritari (Makin)) Atoll 3,280 [3]
Kuria (atoll) 12.7 ? 0°55′0″N 173°0′0″E  /  0.91667°N 173.00000°E  / 0.91667; 173.00000  (Kuria (atoll)) Atoll 1,082 [3]
Maiana 15.9 98.4 [2] 1°50′0″N 173°01′0″E  /  1.83333°N 173.01667°E  / 1.83333; 173.01667  (Maiana) Atoll 1,908
Makin (atoll) 6.7 0.3 3°23′00″N 173°00′00″E  /  3.38333°N 173.00000°E  / 3.38333; 173.00000  (Makin (atoll)) Atoll 2,385 [3]
Marakei 13.5 19.6 [2] 02°01′0″N 173°17′0″E  /  2.01667°N 173.28333°E  / 2.01667; 173.28333  (Marakei) Atoll 2,741 [3]
Nikunau 18.2 0 01°22′0″S 176°28′0″E  /  1.36667°S 176.46667°E  / -1.36667; 176.46667  (Nikunau) Atoll 1,912 [3]
Nonouti 29.2 370.4 [2] 00°40′0″S 174°21′0″E  /  0.66667°S 174.35000°E  / -0.66667; 174.35000  (Nonouti) Atoll 3,179 [3]
Onotoa 13.5 54.4 [2] 01°52′0″S 175°34′0″E  /  1.86667°S 175.56667°E  / -1.86667; 175.56667  (Onotoa) Atoll 1,644 [3]
Tabiteuea 38.0 365.2 [2] 01°20′0″S 174°50′0″E  /  1.33333°S 174.83333°E  / -1.33333; 174.83333  (Tabiteuea) Atoll 4,898 [3]
Tamana, Gilbert Islands 4.8 0 2°30′0″S 175°59′0″E  /  2.50000°S 175.98333°E  / -2.50000; 175.98333  (Tamana, Gilbert Islands) Coral island 875 [3]
Tarawa 31.9 343.6 [2] 1°25′0″N 173°02′0″E  /  1.41667°N 173.03333°E  / 1.41667; 173.03333  (Tarawa) Atoll 50,200 [3]
281.5 1866.5 93,185

Line Islands [ edit ]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land

area

(km²)[5]
Lagoon

area

(km²)
Coordinates Type Population

(2012)
Caroline Island (Millennium Island) 3.76 2.5 9°56′13.13″S 150°12′0″W  /  9.9369806°S 150.20000°W  / -9.9369806; -150.20000  (Caroline Island (Millennium Island)) Atoll 0
Flint Island 3.2 0 11°25′48″S 151°49′0″W  /  11.43000°S 151.81667°W  / -11.43000; -151.81667  (Flint Island) Coral island 0
Kiritimati (Christmas Island) 384.4 324 1°53′0″N 157°24′0″W  /  1.88333°N 157.40000°W  / 1.88333; -157.40000  (Kiritimati (Christmas Island)) Atoll 4,975 [3]
Malden Island 39.3 ? 4°03′0″S 154°59′0″W  /  4.05000°S 154.98333°W  / -4.05000; -154.98333  (Malden Island) Atoll 0
Starbuck Island 16.2 25 5°37′0″S 155°56′0″W  /  5.61667°S 155.93333°W  / -5.61667; -155.93333  (Starbuck Island) Atoll 0
Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) 33.7 110 3°52′0″N 159°22′0″W  /  3.86667°N 159.36667°W  / 3.86667; -159.36667  (Tabuaeran (Fanning Island)) Atoll 2,870 [3]
Teraina (Washington Island) 14.2 0

(enclosed lake)
4°43′0″N 160°24′0″W  /  4.71667°N 160.40000°W  / 4.71667; -160.40000  (Teraina (Washington Island)) Atoll 1,580 [3]
Vostok Island 0.24 0 10°06′0″S 152°25′0″W  /  10.10000°S 152.41667°W  / -10.10000; -152.41667  (Vostok Island) Atoll 0
495 461.5 8,809

Phoenix Islands [ edit ]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land

area

(km²)[5]
Lagoon

area

(km²)
Coordinates Type Population

(2005)
Abariringa (Canton Island) 9.1 50 2°50′0″S 171°40′0″W  /  2.83333°S 171.66667°W  / -2.83333; -171.66667  (Abariringa (Canton Island)) Atoll 60 [3]
Birnie Island 0.2 ? 03°35′0″S 171°33′0″W  /  3.58333°S 171.55000°W  / -3.58333; -171.55000  (Birnie Island) Atoll 0
Enderbury Island 5.1 ? 3°08′0″S 171°05′0″W  /  3.13333°S 171.08333°W  / -3.13333; -171.08333  (Enderbury Island) Atoll 0
Manra Island (Sydney Island) 4.4 ? 4°27′0″S 171°16′0″W  /  4.45000°S 171.26667°W  / -4.45000; -171.26667  (Manra Island (Sydney Island)) Atoll 0
McKean Island 0.57 ? 03°36′0″S 174°08′0″W  /  3.60000°S 174.13333°W  / -3.60000; -174.13333  (McKean Island) Atoll 0
Nikumaroro (Gardner Island) 4.1 4 04°40′0″S 174°31′0″W  /  4.66667°S 174.51667°W  / -4.66667; -174.51667  (Nikumaroro (Gardner Island)) Atoll 0
Orona (Hull Island) 3.9 30 04°30′0″S 172°10′0″W  /  4.50000°S 172.16667°W  / -4.50000; -172.16667  (Orona (Hull Island)) Atoll 0
Rawaki Island (Phoenix Island) 0.5 0.5 03°43′0″S 170°43′0″W  /  3.71667°S 170.71667°W  / -3.71667; -170.71667  (Rawaki Island (Phoenix Island)) Atoll 0
27.87 84.5 60

West of the Gilberts [ edit ]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land

area

(km²)[5]
Lagoon

area

(km²)
Coordinates Type Population

(2005)
Banaba (Ocean Island) 6 0 0°51′34″S 169°32′13″E  /  0.85944°S 169.53694°E  / -0.85944; 169.53694  (Banaba (Ocean Island)) Raised coral 335 [3]
6 0 335

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)"(shtml). Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Atoll Research Bulletin #27"(PDF). Archived from the original(pdf) on 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Kiribati 2005 Census of Population and Housing: Provisional Tables"(pdf). Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  4. ^ a b c d The names in parentheses are the original names prior to Kiribati's independence in 1979. The current names are derivatives from the Gilbertese language.
  5. ^ a b c d Except for Tarawa and Tabiteuea atolls http://islands.unep.ch/IKQ.htm
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