List of Islands of Kiribati
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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 Canton Island, 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

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land
area
(km²)[5]
Lagoon
area
(km²)
Coordinates Type Population
(2005)
Abaiang
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Phoenix Islands

West of the Gilberts

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land
area
(km²)[5]
Lagoon
area
(km²)
Coordinates Type Population
(2005)
Banaba
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

References

  1. ^ "Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)" (shtml). Retrieved .
  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 .
  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 .
  4. ^ a b c d The current names are from the Gilbertese language with one exception, Tabuaeran.
  5. ^ a b c d Except for Tarawa and Tabiteuea atolls http://islands.unep.ch/IKQ.htm

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