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According to itypeusa, Kiribati is an island nation located in the central Pacific Ocean made up of 33 atolls and reef islands. It is the only country in the world to span all four hemispheres and is made up of three distinct island groups; the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Island and Line Islands. With a population of just over 113,000 people, it is one of the least populated countries in the world. Kiribati has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 34°C (93°F) throughout the year. The two official languages are Gilbertese and English with many other local dialects spoken by different ethnic groups around the country. Christianity is also widely practiced with Roman Catholicism being the predominant religion. The economy of Kiribati relies heavily on subsistence fishing and copra production which accounts for most of its exports. Tourism also plays an important role in its economy with many tourists visiting its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters to take part in activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking and bird watching. Kiribati culture is rooted in traditional customs such as storytelling, music and dance that have been passed down through generations for centuries. These traditions are still practiced today by many locals who use them to express their identity as well as entertain visitors from around the world. Music plays an important role in Kiribati culture with traditional instruments such as drums being used to create beautiful melodies that are still performed today at various festivals throughout the year. Kiribati is located in the Central Pacific Ocean and lies in the same time zone as the Central Pacific region. Kiribati is on Gilbert Islands Time (GILT), which is twelve hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This means that when it is 12 pm UTC, it is 12 pm in Kiribati. This time zone applies to all of the country, including Tarawa and Christmas Island. During Daylight Savings Time, GILT becomes Gilbert Islands Summer Time (GIST), which is eleven hours ahead of UTC. In addition to this, some parts of Kiribati also observe an unofficial time zone called Phoenix Standard Time (PST). PST is eleven hours ahead of UTC, while GIST is ten hours ahead of UTC. These unofficial time zones are observed by some businesses and government offices in certain parts of Kiribati. For example, many banks will open at 10 am PST instead of 12 pm GILT during Daylight Savings Time. The use of these unofficial time zones can be confusing for visitors to the country who are not familiar with them. See ebizdir for Kiribati Economical Facts.

Kiribati Education

Kiribati Education

Training More than 90% of the Kiribati are literate. Schooling is compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 15, the first six years in primary school, the following three years in secondary school. Each atoll has at least one state compulsory school, and almost all compulsory children attend school. In 1991 there were three state and six private continuing schools, teacher training, nurses and sailors as well as a state college with technical education and two private colleges….

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