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Kiribati (GPS: 1 25 N, 173 00 E) is located in Oceania, a group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator; the capital Tarawa is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The country’s area measurements are total: 811 sq km; land: 811 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is four times the size of Washington, DC. The total irrigated land is 0 sq km (2012).
One of the important features of Kiribati: 21 of the 33 islands are inhabited. Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean – the others are Makatea in French Polynesia and Nauru. Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres (northern, southern, eastern, and western).