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The 16 Least Visited Countries In The World

Kiribati, a small island nation in Oceania, is literally in the middle of nowhere. It is hard to reach for a common traveller, which, maybe, is a good thing because the place has retained its peacefulness and tranquility. Kiribati has also got some of the world’s most upscale fishing destinations.

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kiribati - Kiribati ([kɪribas] KIRR-i-bas[3] or ˌkɪrəˈbɑdi;[4] Gilbertese: [ˈkiɾibas]), officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011),[5] and the island nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point.

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Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.

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Kiritimati, or Christmas Island, in the Kiribati Line Islands is the largest coral atoll in the world. It is larger than the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Kiribati Line Islands are the world’s farthest forward time zone, welcoming a new day 14 hours before Greenwich Mean Time.

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Tarawa Island, Kiribati, Pacific Ocean Kids dressed in traditional clothing, celebrating the independence day on Tarawa Island, Kiribati. The nation is considered one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world with people whose livelihoods depend on the fish. Since the arrival of foreign fishing vessels in Kiribati waters the catches for the local fishermen has been reduced.

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Tabiteuea, Kiribati -- National Geographic Travel Daily Photo

An outrigger skims the crystal-clear waters around the Republic of Kiribati's island of Tabiteuea [Photo by George Steinmetz, Corbis]

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Pacific islands 'growing not shrinking' due to climate change

Kiribati is one of the lowest lying places on earth. Just a few islands, and just a few feet above sea level. They'll likely be the first unfortunate victims climate change; this article is about their attempts to buy land to migrate their entire nation

Kiritimati Island (Christmas Island), Kiribati Islands, Pacific Ocean | Is the largest coral atoll in the world. The Kiribati Line Islands are the world’s farthest forward time zone, welcoming a new day 14 hours before Greenwich Mean Time.

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