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10 Best Places to Visit in Kiribati

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LANDING in beautiful KIRIBATI (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands), PACIFIC OCEAN

SUBSCRIBE: - Let's view the landing of a Boeing 737 in the Republic of Kiribati, in the central Pacific Ocean and more specifically at the tarawa Atoll of Kiribati. This was 3 hour flight from Fiji to Kiribati with Fiji Airways. Vic Stefanu, vstefanu@yahoo.com

Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Kiribati

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1) Tarawa
2) Betio
3) Teaoraereke
4) Butaritari
5) Bairiki
6) Temaiku
7) Bonriki
8) Eita
9) Bikenibeu
10) Tabwakea

Kiribati, officially the Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011) on 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). The nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba, 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.

The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilberts, which derives from the main island chain, named the Gilbert Islands after the British explorer Thomas Gilbert, who sailed through the islands in 1788. The capital, South Tarawa, consists of a number of islets connected through a series of causeways, located in the Tarawa archipelago. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.

Kiribati was named in French by captains Krusenstern and Louis Isidore Duperrey îles Gilbert, Gilbert Islands, after the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, who sighted the islands in 1788. The current name, Kiribati, is an adaptation of Gilberts, from the former European name the Gilbert Islands. Although the indigenous name for the Gilbert Islands proper is Tungaru in Gilbertese language, the new state chose the name Kiribati, the Gilbertese rendition of Gilberts, as an equivalent of the former colony to acknowledge the inclusion of islands never considered part of the Gilberts chain.

The area now called Kiribati has been inhabited by Micronesians speaking the same Oceanic language since sometime between 3000 BC and AD 1300. The area was not isolated; invaders from Tonga and Samoa, and from Fiji, later introduced Polynesian and Melanesian cultural aspects, respectively. Intermarriage tended to blur cultural differences and resulted in a significant degree of cultural homogenisation.

Contact with Europeans began in the 16th century when Magellan, Saavedra and Quirós discovered and conquered the islands of Pope Clement VIII in 1520, the islands of the Queen Catalina in 1528 and the Island (La) Carolina in 1606 (Spanish rule lasted from 1528-1885), at that time the islands of Santa Catalina, were named in honor of queen Catherine of Aragon.[citation needed] Whalers, slave traders and merchant ships arrived in large numbers during the 19th century, and the resulting agitation fomented internal conflicts between tribes and introduced European epidemics.

The main island chain was named the Gilbert Islands in 1820 by a Russian admiral, Adam von Krusenstern, and French captain Louis Duperrey, after a British captain named Thomas Gilbert, who crossed the archipelago in 1788 when sailing from Australia to China.

From the early 19th century, Western whalers, merchant vessels and slave traders visited the islands, introducing diseases and firearms. The first British settlers arrived in 1837. In 1892 the Gilbert Islands consented to become a British protectorate together with the nearby Ellice Islands. They were administered by the Western Pacific High Commission based in Fiji. Together they became the crown colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands in 1916. Christmas Island (or Kiritimati) became part of the colony in 1919 and the Phoenix Islands were added in 1937. Sir Arthur Grimble was a cadet administrative officer based at Tarawa (1913--1919) and became Resident Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony in 1926.

Tarawa Atoll and others of the Gilbert group were occupied by Japan during World War II. Tarawa was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in US Marine Corps history. Marines landed in November 1943; the Battle of Tarawa was fought at Kiribati's former capital Betio on Tarawa Atoll.

Some of the islands of Kiribati, especially in the remote Line Islands, were formerly used by the United States and United Kingdom for nuclear weapons testing including hydrogen bombs in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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অবাক হবেন এখানে 14 ঘণ্টা আগে সূর্য ওঠে || Kiribati: a drowning paradise in the South Pacific

কিরিবাস (গিলবার্টীয় ও ইংরেজি Kiribati কিরিবাস্‌ )মধ্য প্রশান্ত মহাসাগরে অবস্থিত কমনওয়েলথ অভ নেশনস-এর অন্তর্ভুক্ত স্বাধীন প্রজাতান্ত্রিক দ্বীপরাষ্ট্র। এটি মাইক্রোনেশিয়ার অংশ এবং হাওয়াই দ্বীপপুঞ্জের প্রায় ৪০০০ কিমি দক্ষিণ-পশ্চিমে অবস্থিত।

কিরিবাস বিষুবরেখার কাছাকাছি ৩৫ লক্ষ বর্গ কিলোমিটার এলাকা জুড়ে ছড়িয়ে ছিটিয়ে থাকা ৩৩টি প্রবাল দ্বীপ নিয়ে রাষ্ট্রটি গঠিত। এগুলিকে তিনটি দলে ভাগ করা যায় – গিলবার্ট দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, ফিনিক্স দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, এবং লাইন দ্বীপপুঞ্জ। একটি বাদে সবগুলি দ্বীপই অ্যাটল প্রকৃতির, অর্থাৎ বলয়াকার দ্বীপ যার মাঝখানে রয়েছে শান্ত হ্রদ বা ল্যাগুন। শুধু গিলবার্ট দ্বীপপুঞ্জের বানাবা দ্বীপটি অ্যাটল নয়। কিরিবাসের ৩৩টি দ্বীপের মধ্যে ২১টিতে মানুষের বসতি আছে। বেশির ভাগ জনগণই গিলবার্ট দ্বীপপুঞ্জের দ্বীপগুলিতে বাস করেন। ফিনিক্স দ্বীপপুঞ্জের কেবল একটিতে এবং লাইন দ্বীপপুঞ্জের তিনটিতে লোকালয় আছে। গিলবার্ট দ্বীপপুঞ্জের একটি অ্যাটল তারাওয়া কিরিবাসের রাজধানী। তারাওয়ার একটি ক্ষুদ্র দ্বীপ বাইরিকি প্রশাসনিক কেন্দ্র।

১৮৯২ ও ১৯০০ সালের মধ্যবর্তী সময়ে ব্রিটিশ সরকার গিলবার্ট দ্বীপপুঞ্জকে একটি ব্রিটিশ প্রোটেক্টোরেট বানায়। ১৯১৬ সালে দ্বীপগুলি তাদের সার্বভৌমত্ব বিসর্জন দিয়ে গিলবার্ট ও এলিস দ্বীপপুঞ্জ উপনিবেশের অংশে পরিণত হয়। ফিনিক্স ও লাইন দ্বীপগুলিও এই উপনিবেশে যোগদান করে। পরে এলিস দ্বীপপুঞ্জ আলাদা হয়ে যায় (বর্তমানে টুভালু নামে পরিচিত)। ১৯৭৯ সালে এই উপনিবেশ স্বাধীন কিরিবাস প্রজাতন্ত্র হিসেবে আত্মপ্রকাশ করে।

কিরিবাস (Kiribati) নামের উৎস হচ্ছে ইংরেজি গিলবার্টস (Gilberts) নামের স্থানীয় উচ্চারণ। যদিও দেশের নামের বানান Kiribati, গিলবার্টীয় ও ইংরেজি ভাষায় এর সঠিক উচ্চারণ কিরিবাতি বা কিরিবাটি নয়, বরং কিরিবাস্‌।

Visiting Kiribati Christmas islands by matkakuume.net | ParisRio Travel Channel

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Features of Kiribati, travel in the Pacific

Features of kiribati, travel in the Pacific

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Antekana Village Butaritari Island of Kiribati 2017

Visit my Dad in the outer island of Butaritari, This is where he Lived not far from the sea side, simple life and simple island, still hasn't got electricity( power) on the island, is a good news for every house hold got their own solar lights from Thailand's government help, Thanks God for their help.
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA TOURISM - A million different journeys

Welcome to Papua New Guinea,

One of the countries directly adjacent to Indonesia besides Malaysia and East Timor. This beautiful country turned out to have a lot of natural beauty charm that is second to none. Only about 18% percent of the people who decide to stay in the city and follow the government of the country. The rest, they prefer to undergo custom rules. Therefore, many tourists are attracted to the culture of Papua New Guinea.

Many beautiful and exotic places with beautiful scenery here, even almost everything is still natural and not much visited by tourists. Some of the places that this tourist destination is Vanimo Beach is located in northern Papua New Guinea. This beautiful beach itself becomes a favorite tourist destination for surfers because it has a very large and beautiful waves.

Papua New Guinea also has an exotic mountainous region with rare scenery. Why is it rare? Because not all tourists can see the activity of the volcano when removing liquid larvae flowing from the peak. The active volcano that often heard its roar was called Mount Mother. Until now, the number of tourists who visit Papua New Guinea never miss the beauty of Mount Mother.

For those who like traveling nature and love the challenge will surely believe if Papua New Guinea is safe to travel. In case you want to travel to Papua New Guinea, it is better to visit places that are still inhabited by natives such as Oro Fjord, Rondon Ridge, Sepik River and Vamino beach. Although there are many tourists who are there, guaranteed its beauty is still awake until today.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS, Driving around the ISLAND of GUADALCANAL (Pacific Ocean)

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ISLAND OF YAP, a tour of a traditional MICRONESIAN VILLAGE (Pacific Ocean)

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Solomon Islands Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit

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Bonegi I and II, Marovo Lagoon, Honiara Central Market, Russell Islands, Shark Point, Tenaru Falls, Honiara Botanical Gardens, Skull Island, Ghizo Island, Lake Tegano

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Karea's Homestay - Tabon Te Keekee, Abatao, Tarawa, Kiribati

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Taveuni Garden Island Fiji - Remote Villages (Sean Lynch, Leanne Talei Hunter) Kiribati - The Circle

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VANUATU, tour of a fascinating REMOTE ISLAND in the Pacific Ocean

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KIRIBATI, a TOUR & the 3 HUGE CHALLENGES this nation is facing (CENTRAL PACIFIC)

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Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, comprises 33 coral atolls and isles stretching along the equator. With lagoons and white-sand beaches, many of its islands are uninhabited, offering a remote setting for fishing, diving and bird-watching. The crowded capital, South Tarawa, made up of small islets, retains remnants of WWII battles fought on its shores, and is known for folk dancing and handicrafts.

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10. Songsong
Songsong is the second largest village on the island of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, United States. As of 2000, its population is 593. Songsong is located along the southern coast, in a narrow peninsula.

09. San Jose
San Jose is the largest village on the island of Tinian, in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is located on the south coast of the island, close to the island's main harbor and three beaches: Kammer Beach, Taga Beach, and Tachogña Beach.

08. Capitol Hill, Saipan
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07. Tanapag
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Obyan Beach is a pretty white-sand beach with calm waters protected by Naftan Point. The expansive beach is good for snorkelling. At the head of the parking area is a large WWII concrete bunker and just inland from a grove of coconut trees are the remains of eight latte stones dating back to 1500 BC.

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Susupe is a village on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Susupe is also known as Susupi. As of 2000, its population is 2,083.

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