• Parliament House in Tarawa the capital of Kiribati : Feb & March 2013

    Called in a few times during my recent visit in Tarawa from the 14/02/13 to 07/03/13, and defiantly worth taking a look, friendly security staff & take some happy pics, the building it self is beginning to date & needs some attention.

    published: 01 May 2013
  • In Kiribati… What’s Possible?

    Kiribati is widely recognized as one of the world’s smallest and most isolated countries, with 32 islands dispersed across 3.5 million square kilometres across the Pacific Ocean. Life in this island nation has already seen dramatic changes due to climate change. We recently visited Bairiki, in South Tarawa, Kiribati’s capital, to find out what the country’s future leaders think is possible for their island nation’s future. This is part of a World Bank report series, Pacific Possible, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the Pacific Islands region in coming decades. Join the discussion in the comments below, at www.worldbank.org/pacificpossible, or with the #PacificPossible hashtag on Twitter.

    published: 10 Aug 2016
  • Landing in KIRIBATI (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands), central Pacific Ocean

    Landing in KIRIBATI (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands): 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

    published: 29 Jan 2016
  • Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO

    Please Subscribe, Like & Comment. Thank You. Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide. Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian outpost where family planning is still viewed with skepticism. It is a boom that threatens to overwhelm the tiny atoll of South Tarawa as quickly as the rising seas. Some 50,000 people, about half of Kiribati's total population, are already crammed onto a sand and coral strip measuring 16 sq km (6 sq miles). "Cli...

    published: 23 Nov 2013
  • Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Kiribati

    Thanks for watching...... 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 island...

    published: 28 Jun 2014
  • Kiribati - The Pacific Atlantis | Global 3000

    Pristine white sands, palm trees and the simple life - at first sight, many would envy the Kiribati islanders. That blissful appearance is deceptive, however. The inhabitants of the chain of South Sea atolls are feeling the effects of climate change first hand. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798

    published: 15 Oct 2013
  • KIRIBATI, a tour and the 3 huge challenges this nation is facing (CENTRAL PACIFIC)

    Let's go to the Republic of Kiribati (also known as the Tarawa Atoll or the Gilberts islands) and let's take a tour of this rarely visited island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean.Not only we will see some spectacular scenes, but,we will examine the 3 huge challenges this nation is facing: Population explosion, garbage and rubbish environmental catastrophe and finally, yes, the rising sea levels. 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 d...

    published: 20 Mar 2017
  • Wild bus ride in KIRIBATI (Gilbert Islands, Tarawa), Central Pacific Ocean

    Bus ride in KIRIBATI: Let's go for a bus (van, actually) ride from my hotel towards the capital island of Bairiki in Kiribati (or, Gilbert Islands, as it is known, or, the Tarawa Atoll) and let's experience how it feels to ride in one of these buses on a very dusty road (which, however, is under construction). Vic Stefanu, vstefanu@yahoo.com. Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island; Banaba

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • DISCOVER THE REAL PACIFIC // Tarawa, Kiribati 2017

    Tarawa is an atoll and the capital of the Republic of Kiribati, part of the division of the Pacific islands known as Micronesia. This video is brought to you by Nauru Airlines #visitmicronesia Book your holiday now http://nauruairlines.com.au/ Video by http://vendcreative.com

    published: 01 Feb 2017
  • 7 Facts about Kiribati

    Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Kiribati. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Kiribati is the only nation in all 4 hemispheres of the world (North, South, East and West). While the country’s land area is a mere 811 k...

    published: 29 Oct 2016
  • [Commercial Area in South Tarawa] (Bairiki)

    Bairiki is one of the biggest towns in Kiribati which has commercial buildings, the national stadium, the headquarter of national telecom company (TSKL), and governmental offices. But each one is very small , that shows us how small this country is.

    published: 06 Nov 2011
  • 7 Facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Columbus named the island Sant Yago (Saint James). The name "San Cristóbal" was given by Columbus to the island now known as Saba, 32 km northwest. It seems that "San Cristóbal" came t...

    published: 24 Sep 2016
  • Kiribati keeping a keen eye on Morocco climate talks

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    published: 14 Nov 2016
  • Kiritimati (Kiribati) - Christmas Island Documentary - Between Sky and Ocean

    FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenSkyAndOcean SUBSCRIBE TO OTHER TRAVEL VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRXgbiteoO9Yql_LDRyfKA Kiritimati or Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean raised coral atoll in the northern Line Islands, and part of the Republic of Kiribati. The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world: about 322 square kilometres (124 sq mi); its lagoon is about the same size. The atoll is about 150 km (93 mi) in perimeter, while the lagoon shoreline extends for over 48 km (30 mi). Christmas Island comprises over 70% of the total land area of Kiribati, a country encompassing 33 Pacific atolls and islands. Kiritimati Island (Christmas) is well known for its world class bone fishing.[4] It also has excellent birdwatching and surfi...

    published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Quiet life in Abaiang Atoll, Kiribati

    A peaceful Sunday morning in Abaiang Atoll, the "outer" atoll neighbouring the Kiribati capital of Tarawa.

    published: 06 Mar 2017
  • Otintaai Hotel in Tarawa, Kiribati

    This is a view inside the dungeon room at the Otintaai Hotel. "Your home away from home, Otintaai Hotel is a government owned and the foremost hotel in Kiribati. Located on South Tarawa, the capital island of Kiribati, the hotel is situated in Bikenibeu village, immediately overlooking Tarawa's crystal blue lagoon. We offer 40 guest rooms from Superior Deluxe, Deluxe Standard, Standard Rooms and Budget Rooms at local rate". I must have gotten a Budget Room, but it cost over $100USD per night! There are much better places to stay on Tarawa!

    published: 17 Sep 2011
Parliament House in Tarawa the capital of Kiribati : Feb & March 2013

Parliament House in Tarawa the capital of Kiribati : Feb & March 2013

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Called in a few times during my recent visit in Tarawa from the 14/02/13 to 07/03/13, and defiantly worth taking a look, friendly security staff & take some happy pics, the building it self is beginning to date & needs some attention.
https://wn.com/Parliament_House_In_Tarawa_The_Capital_Of_Kiribati_Feb_March_2013
In Kiribati… What’s Possible?

In Kiribati… What’s Possible?

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Kiribati is widely recognized as one of the world’s smallest and most isolated countries, with 32 islands dispersed across 3.5 million square kilometres across the Pacific Ocean. Life in this island nation has already seen dramatic changes due to climate change. We recently visited Bairiki, in South Tarawa, Kiribati’s capital, to find out what the country’s future leaders think is possible for their island nation’s future. This is part of a World Bank report series, Pacific Possible, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the Pacific Islands region in coming decades. Join the discussion in the comments below, at www.worldbank.org/pacificpossible, or with the #PacificPossible hashtag on Twitter.
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Landing in KIRIBATI  (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands), central Pacific Ocean

Landing in KIRIBATI (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands), central Pacific Ocean

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Landing in KIRIBATI (Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands): 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
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Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO

Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO

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Please Subscribe, Like & Comment. Thank You. Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide. Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian outpost where family planning is still viewed with skepticism. It is a boom that threatens to overwhelm the tiny atoll of South Tarawa as quickly as the rising seas. Some 50,000 people, about half of Kiribati's total population, are already crammed onto a sand and coral strip measuring 16 sq km (6 sq miles). "Climate change is a definite long-term threat to Kiribati, there's no doubt whatsoever about that," says Simon Donner, a climate scientist at the University of British Columbia who has been visiting South Tarawa since 2005. "But that doesn't mean it's the biggest problem right now ... Any first-time visitor to Tarawa is not struck by the impacts of sea level rise, they're struck by how crowded it is." Low-lying South Pacific island nations such as Kiribati (pronounced Kee-ree-bahs) and Tuvalu, about halfway between northeast Australia and Hawaii, have long been the cause célèbre for climate change and rising sea levels. Straddling the equator and spread over 3.5 million sq km (2 million sq miles) of otherwise empty ocean, Kiribati's 32 atolls and one raised coral island have an average height above sea level of just two meters (6-1/2 feet). Studies show surrounding sea levels rising at about 2.9 mm a year, well above the global average of 1 - 2 mm a year. Kiribati President Anote Tong has grimly predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its fresh water supplies. OVERCROWDING "A MENACE" While climate change poses a serious longer-term threat, many people, including Tong, recognize that breakneck population growth is a more immediate problem. South Tarawa' population density of more than 3,000 per sq km is comparable to Los Angeles or parts of London - without the high rises. The government fears South Tarawa's population could double to more than 100,000 by 2030 unless the birth rate and internal migration slows. Rudimentary huts of little more than timber sleeping platforms and palm thatch roofs line a single dusty road running the length of the atoll. Dotted among them are pig pens, chicken coops, overcrowded grave sites and the blasted relics from one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two. Bwabwa Oten, Kiribati's director of hospital services, says current annual population growth in Kiribati is close to 6 percent, with overcrowding a major contributor to disease and an infant mortality rate among the highest in the region. The church plays an integral role in the South Pacific and efforts to limit birth rates have run into resistance. Large families are also traditional in the region, which has one of the world's highest rates of teen pregnancy. Describing the population surge as "a menace", Tong has called on churches to help curb growth by allowing their members to use birth control. "Religion is incredibly powerful in the Pacific and there is quite an overt suspicion that, when we are talking about family planning, it in fact means family stopping," said Bronwyn Hale of New Zealand-based Family Planning International, which is working to promote sexual and reproductive health in Kiribati. Progress is being made, with clinic visitor numbers up and a growing acceptance of the threat of over-population. "Right now, population is the major issue, the number one issue we should face," said Peter Itibita, a member of the Mormon Church in South Tarawa. Many health problems also stem from a lack of clean water as rising salinity and pollution affect underground water, with diarrhea outbreaks caused by contamination from human and animal waste and other pollutants. Nawerewere Hospital also has problems, with new mothers spilling from overcrowded wards onto verandas and into corridors. "Sometimes with the new babies, we don't have the water to wash them," says Rina Tabi, a maternity ward nurse. Plans are underway for solar-powered energy and desalination plants but the cost of building and maintaining them is a challenge for cash-strapped Kiribati, which relies on aid and royalties from foreign fishing fleets. The complexities of sea level change are becoming more apparent and there is little doubt that nations like Kiribati will be among the most affected. But it is equally clear that vulnerable states like Kiribati are responsible for less than 0.1 percent of global emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels.
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Kiribati

Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Kiribati

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Thanks for watching...... 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. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati
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Kiribati - The Pacific Atlantis | Global 3000

Kiribati - The Pacific Atlantis | Global 3000

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Pristine white sands, palm trees and the simple life - at first sight, many would envy the Kiribati islanders. That blissful appearance is deceptive, however. The inhabitants of the chain of South Sea atolls are feeling the effects of climate change first hand. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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KIRIBATI, a tour and the 3 huge challenges this nation is facing (CENTRAL PACIFIC)

KIRIBATI, a tour and the 3 huge challenges this nation is facing (CENTRAL PACIFIC)

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Let's go to the Republic of Kiribati (also known as the Tarawa Atoll or the Gilberts islands) and let's take a tour of this rarely visited island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean.Not only we will see some spectacular scenes, but,we will examine the 3 huge challenges this nation is facing: Population explosion, garbage and rubbish environmental catastrophe and finally, yes, the rising sea levels. 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. Vic Stefanu, vstefanu@yahoo.com. To subscribe to this channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/VicStefanu To subscribe to my other channel featuring 60 second clips from around the world: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLaeswPmMKk-she6ixOZ7w To send me an email: vstefanu@yahoo.com My facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010586615859 My facebook page for my travel short clips only: https://www.facebook.com/Vic-Stefanu-World-Travels-and-Adventures-1305825586144396 My Google+ channel: https://plus.google.com/+VicStefanu
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Wild bus ride in KIRIBATI (Gilbert Islands, Tarawa), Central Pacific Ocean

Wild bus ride in KIRIBATI (Gilbert Islands, Tarawa), Central Pacific Ocean

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Bus ride in KIRIBATI: Let's go for a bus (van, actually) ride from my hotel towards the capital island of Bairiki in Kiribati (or, Gilbert Islands, as it is known, or, the Tarawa Atoll) and let's experience how it feels to ride in one of these buses on a very dusty road (which, however, is under construction). Vic Stefanu, vstefanu@yahoo.com. Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island; Banaba
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DISCOVER THE REAL PACIFIC // Tarawa, Kiribati 2017

DISCOVER THE REAL PACIFIC // Tarawa, Kiribati 2017

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Tarawa is an atoll and the capital of the Republic of Kiribati, part of the division of the Pacific islands known as Micronesia. This video is brought to you by Nauru Airlines #visitmicronesia Book your holiday now http://nauruairlines.com.au/ Video by http://vendcreative.com
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7 Facts about Kiribati

7 Facts about Kiribati

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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Kiribati. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Kiribati is the only nation in all 4 hemispheres of the world (North, South, East and West). While the country’s land area is a mere 811 km2 (33 islands) it has an Exclusive Economic Zone of 3,441,810 km2 making it 4,243X larger! Thus, while the country is only the 187th largest in the world, its EEZ is slightly larger than all of India! 2. Kiribati has a (less famous) Christmas Island. On a map, you’ll find it marked as Kiritimati, but this is only a respelling of the word Christmas. In the Kiribati language, the combination ti is pronounced s. The island is home to only 4 villages, 3 of which are called London, Banana and Poland, and comprises over 70% of Kiribati’s total land area. 3. Most of the islands and atolls are only 1-2 metres above sea level, with the highest point just 81 m above sea level. Two small uninhabited islets, Tebua Tarawa and Abanuea, already disappeared below the sea in 1999. To counter the very real risk of the entire country disappearing beneath the waves within the next 50 years, Kiribati bought 20 km2 of land from Fiji where they can start relocating people. 4. There are no land animals that are native to Kiribati, although early settlers brought dogs and pigs with them. The waters surrounding Kiribati, however, are teaming with fish, seahorses, crabs, jellyfish, sharks, wales and dolphins, plus many more. 5. Kiribati is not the most known country in the world, but you might have heard of the Gilbert Islands. It used to be a British colony until 1979. The name is the local enunciation of Gilberts. 6. There is no rail, river, or lake transport, although canoes travel freely on the lagoons. However, all the major islands have airstrips. 7. South Tarawa is the capital and hub of the Republic of Kiribati and home to approximately half of Kiribati's total population. The island is extremely vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. Already the effects of rising sea-levels and associated soil salinization are starting to threaten limited fresh water supplies. Households on South Tarawa do not have the option to retreat from coastal erosion, as the atoll is narrow and already crowded. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiritimati Music: Teknoaxe – Oceanside https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.surfermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/kiribati_101513.jpg http://i.imgur.com/bKe60VB.jpg http://www.walldevil.com/wallpapers/a14/kiritimati-christmas-island-island-pacific-ocean-ocean.jpg https://www.walldevil.com/wallpapers/a77/melanesia-pacific-ocean-ocean-island-oceania.jpg http://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/dropzone/2012/10/tiny-defense-line-of-young-mangroves.jpg http://blogs.ubc.ca/maribo/files/2015/02/temaiku-erosion-small.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Sterna_fuscata_flight.JPG/435px-Sterna_fuscata_flight.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Xmas_shearwaters_roosting.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1219/957735286_fdd6c37078_b.jpg http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2502/882/1600/P1010264.jpg http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_world_/2013/10/18/man_from_kiribati_asks_new_zealand_court_for_asylum_as_a_climate_change/52010915.jpg.CROP.cq5dam_web_1280_1280_jpeg.jpg http://georgesteinmetz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/STNMTZ_19960401_10a.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/South_Tarawa_from_the_air.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Household_experiencing_coastal_erosion_on_South_Tarawa.JPG/1280px-Household_experiencing_coastal_erosion_on_South_Tarawa.JPG Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgrBTNbSe4 Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
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[Commercial Area in South Tarawa] (Bairiki)

[Commercial Area in South Tarawa] (Bairiki)

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Bairiki is one of the biggest towns in Kiribati which has commercial buildings, the national stadium, the headquarter of national telecom company (TSKL), and governmental offices. But each one is very small , that shows us how small this country is.
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7 Facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis

7 Facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Columbus named the island Sant Yago (Saint James). The name "San Cristóbal" was given by Columbus to the island now known as Saba, 32 km northwest. It seems that "San Cristóbal" came to be applied to the island of St. Kitts only as the result of a mapping error. Christopher Columbus also named the other island Nevis because it looked like a snow capped mountain and the Spanish word for snow is nieves. 2. Basseterre, estimated population 13,000 in 2011, is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. The city of Basseterre has one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital, destroyed many times by colonial wars, fire, earthquakes, floods, riots, and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a considerable number of well-restored buildings still exist in downtown Basseterre. 3. It’s said that St. Kitts is so fertile that even the monkeys are green, and you’ll see colonies of them scampering freely beside the roads and beaches. Their ancestors were the pets of 17th-century French settlers, brought over from West Africa. Records suggest they soon escaped to establish a native population, and they’ve been thriving ever since. 4. Both St. Kitts and Nevis are volcanic islands. Because of this they have very dramatic central mountains and have had rather unpredictable geologic history with lush tropical vegetation. They have white beaches and black volcanic beaches depending on what side of the island you are on. One side of the island has black beaches while the other has white beaches. 5. Located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with the British monarch (currently queen Elizabeth II) as head of state. It is the newest sovereign state in the Americas, having gained independence from the UK in 1983. 6. Brimstone Hill Fortress was named so because of the strong smell of sulphur emanating from underwater vents nearby. The French had not considered it possible to transport cannon up the steep and thickly wooded sides of Brimstone Hill. The construction of the fort then carried on intermittently for just over 100 years. 7. Mount Liamuiga is a 1,156 m stratovolcano which forms the western part of the island of Saint Kitts. The peak is the highest point on the island of Saint Kitts, in the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and in the entire British Leeward Islands, as well as one of the tallest peaks in the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The last verified eruptions from the volcano were about 1,800 years ago, while reports of possible eruptions in 1692 and 1843 are considered uncertain. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/saint-kitts-and-nevis/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimstone_Hill_Fortress_National_Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Liamuiga Music: Teknoaxe – Space Trap https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.charterflightgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/St.-Kitts-Island.jpeg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ee/ac/c0/eeacc085ab673a4019350561bd560181.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wMuRm1Q7tC8/VgP_on-DcqI/AAAAAAAAB-Q/gSdjkXLvI0s/s1600/independence%2Bsquare-%2Bst%2Bkitts.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/720/22085438221_b87ae17357_o.jpg http://wallpapers9.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Vervet-Monkey-Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis-National-Animal-3.jpg http://wallpapers9.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Vervet-Monkey-Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis-National-Animal-2.jpg https://a.travel-assets.com/findyours-php/viewfinder/images/res60/48000/48825-St-Kitts.jpg https://caribbeanbeachtravel.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0393.jpg http://www.sknweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sknFlag.jpg http://www.rangestkitts.com/assets/img/bg/culture.jpg http://media7.trover.com/T/56db6b49d090017be301a4f4/fixedw_large_4x.jpg http://media0.trover.com/T/54c975f926c48d1a26000037/fixedw_large_4x.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/17568503.jpg http://9227-presscdn-0-11.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Mount-Liamuiga.jpg Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse SpillaneDance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
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Kiribati keeping a keen eye on Morocco climate talks

Kiribati keeping a keen eye on Morocco climate talks

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Kiritimati (Kiribati) - Christmas Island Documentary - Between Sky and Ocean

Kiritimati (Kiribati) - Christmas Island Documentary - Between Sky and Ocean

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FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenSkyAndOcean SUBSCRIBE TO OTHER TRAVEL VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRXgbiteoO9Yql_LDRyfKA Kiritimati or Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean raised coral atoll in the northern Line Islands, and part of the Republic of Kiribati. The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world: about 322 square kilometres (124 sq mi); its lagoon is about the same size. The atoll is about 150 km (93 mi) in perimeter, while the lagoon shoreline extends for over 48 km (30 mi). Christmas Island comprises over 70% of the total land area of Kiribati, a country encompassing 33 Pacific atolls and islands. Kiritimati Island (Christmas) is well known for its world class bone fishing.[4] It also has excellent birdwatching and surfing opportunities.[5] It lies 232 km (144 mi) north of the Equator, 6,700 km (4,200 mi) from Sydney, and 5,360 km (3,330 mi) from San Francisco. Christmas Island is in the world's farthest forward time zone, UTC+14, and Christmas Island is one of the first inhabited places on Earth to experience the New Year each year (see also Caroline Atoll, Kiribati). Despite being 2,460 km (1,530 mi) east of the 180 meridian, a 1995 realignment of the International Dateline by the Republic of Kiribati "moved" Christmas Island to west of the dateline. Nuclear tests were conducted in the region around Christmas Island by the United Kingdom in the late 1950s, and by the United States in 1962. During these tests islanders were not evacuated. Subsequently British, New Zealand, and Fijian servicemen as well as local islanders have claimed to have suffered from exposure to the radiation from these blasts. The entire island is a Wildlife Sanctuary; access to five particularly sensitive areas (see below) is restricted. The name "Kiritimati" is a rather straightforward respelling of the English word "Christmas" in Gilbertese, in which the combination ti is pronounced s, and the name is thus pronounced [kəˈrɪsməs]. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiritimati
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Quiet life in Abaiang Atoll, Kiribati

Quiet life in Abaiang Atoll, Kiribati

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A peaceful Sunday morning in Abaiang Atoll, the "outer" atoll neighbouring the Kiribati capital of Tarawa.
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Otintaai Hotel in Tarawa, Kiribati

Otintaai Hotel in Tarawa, Kiribati

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This is a view inside the dungeon room at the Otintaai Hotel. "Your home away from home, Otintaai Hotel is a government owned and the foremost hotel in Kiribati. Located on South Tarawa, the capital island of Kiribati, the hotel is situated in Bikenibeu village, immediately overlooking Tarawa's crystal blue lagoon. We offer 40 guest rooms from Superior Deluxe, Deluxe Standard, Standard Rooms and Budget Rooms at local rate". I must have gotten a Budget Room, but it cost over $100USD per night! There are much better places to stay on Tarawa!
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