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 Kanton, 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[edit]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land
area
(km²)[5]
Lagoon
area
(km²)
Coordinates Type Population
(2005)
Abaiang
Abaiang 16 232.5 [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″W / 0.40000°N 173.86667°W / 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 (islands)
Kuria (islands) 12.7  ? 0°55′0″N 173°0′0″E / 0.91667°N 173.00000°E / 0.91667; 173.00000 (Kuria (islands)) 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 (islands)
Makin (islands) 6.7 0.3 3°23′00″N 173°00′00″E / 3.38333°N 173.00000°E / 3.38333; 173.00000 (Makin (islands)) 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 38 365.2 [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[edit]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land
area
(km²)[5]
Lagoon
area
(km²)
Coordinates Type Population
(2012)
Caroline Island
Caroline Island 3.76 2.5 9°56′13.13″S 150°12′0″W / 9.9369806°S 150.20000°W / -9.9369806; -150.20000 (Caroline Island) Atoll 0
Flint Island
Flint Island 3.2 0 11°25′48″S 151°49′0″W / 11.43000°S 151.81667°W / -11.43000; -151.81667 (Flint Island) Atoll 0
Kiritimati
Kiritimati (Christmas Island) 384.4 324 1°53′0″N 157°24′0″W / 1.88333°N 157.40000°W / 1.88333; -157.40000 (Kiritimati (Christmas Island)) Atoll 4,975 [3]
Malden Island
Malden Island 39.3  ? 4°03′0″S 154°59′0″W / 4.05000°S 154.98333°W / -4.05000; -154.98333 (Malden Island) Atoll 0
Starbuck Island
Starbuck Island 16.2 25 5°37′0″S 155°56′0″W / 5.61667°S 155.93333°W / -5.61667; -155.93333 (Starbuck Island) Coral island
Tabuaeran
Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) 33.7 110 3°52′0″N 159°22′0″W / 3.86667°N 159.36667°W / 3.86667; -159.36667 (Tabuaeran (Fanning Island)) Atoll 2,870 [3]
Teraina
Teraina (Washington Island) 14.2 0
(enclosed lake)
4°43′0″N 160°24′0″W / 4.71667°N 160.40000°W / 4.71667; -160.40000 (Teraina (Washington Island)) Atoll 1,580 [3]
Vostok Island 0.24 0 10°06′0″S 152°25′0″W / 10.10000°S 152.41667°W / -10.10000; -152.41667 (Vostok Island) Atoll 0
495 461.5 8,809


Phoenix Islands[edit]

Image Island (Previous name)[4] Land
area
(km²)[5]
Lagoon
area
(km²)
Coordinates Type Population
(2005)
Abariringa
Abariringa (Canton Island) 9.1 50 2°50′0″S 171°40′0″W / 2.83333°S 171.66667°W / -2.83333; -171.66667 (Abariringa (Canton Island)) Atoll 60 [3]
Birnie Island 0.2  ? 03°35′0″S 171°33′0″W / 3.58333°S 171.55000°W / -3.58333; -171.55000 (Birnie Island) Atoll 0
Enderbury Island
Enderbury Island 5.1  ? 3°08′0″S 171°05′0″W / 3.13333°S 171.08333°W / -3.13333; -171.08333 (Enderbury Island) Atoll 0
Manra Island
Manra Island (Sydney Island) 4.4  ? 4°27′0″S 171°16′0″W / 4.45000°S 171.26667°W / -4.45000; -171.26667 (Manra Island (Sydney Island)) Atoll 0
McKean Island 0.57  ? 03°36′0″S 174°08′0″W / 3.60000°S 174.13333°W / -3.60000; -174.13333 (McKean Island) Atoll 0
Nikumaroro
Nikumaroro (Gardner Island) 4.1 4 04°40′0″S 174°31′0″W / 4.66667°S 174.51667°W / -4.66667; -174.51667 (Nikumaroro (Gardner Island)) Atoll 0
Orona
Orona (Hull Island) 3.9 30 04°30′0″S 172°10′0″W / 4.50000°S 172.16667°W / -4.50000; -172.16667 (Orona (Hull Island)) Atoll 0
Rawaki Island
Rawaki Island (Phoenix Island) 0.5 0.5 03°43′0″S 170°43′0″W / 3.71667°S 170.71667°W / -3.71667; -170.71667 (Rawaki Island (Phoenix Island)) Atoll 0
27.87 84.5 60

West of the Gilberts[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)" (shtml). Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Atoll Research Bulletin #27" (pdf). Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  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 2007-11-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d The names in parentheses are the original names prior to Kiribati's independence in 1979. The current names are derivatives from the Gilbertese language.
  5. ^ a b c d Except for Tarawa and Tabiteuea atolls http://islands.unep.ch/IKQ.htm