London, Kiribati

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London can be seen near the North in this diagram.
London is located in Kiribati
London
London
Location of London Kiribati

London (also Ronton in Gilbertese) is the main settlement on the atoll of Kiritimati (also known as Christmas Island) belonging to Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean.[1] As of 2005 it has a population of 1,829 people, making it the second largest village on Kiritimati and in the whole Line Islands. In the 2010 census the population was 1,879.[2] Only Tabwakea is slightly larger.[2]

London is the headquarters of the Ministry of Line and Phoenix Islands Development.

The other main villages of Kiritimati are Banana and Tabwakea, which are located along the main road on the northern coast of the island, and Poland, which is across the main lagoon to the South.[1]

Climate[edit]

London has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification: Aw).[3]

Climate data for London
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
29.0
(84.2)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.0
(86.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.0
(78.8)
27.0
(80.6)
26.0
(78.8)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
23.0
(73.4)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
25.0
(77.0)
24.0
(75.2)
23.0
(73.4)
24.0
(75.2)
23.0
(73.4)
24.0
(75.2)
Record low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
21.0
(69.8)
21.0
(69.8)
21.0
(69.8)
22.0
(71.6)
20.0
(68.0)
22.0
(71.6)
21.0
(69.8)
20.0
(68.0)
20.0
(68.0)
19.0
(66.2)
20.0
(68.0)
18.0
(64.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25
(1.0)
71
(2.8)
64
(2.5)
210
(8.1)
89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
51
(2.0)
15
(0.6)
2.5
(0.1)
2.5
(0.1)
7.6
(0.3)
15
(0.6)
633.6
(24.8)
Average precipitation days 2 4 6 13 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 47
Average relative humidity (%) 77 80 80 83 81 80 78 75 74 74 73 75 78
Source: Weatherbase[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "20. Kiritimati" (PDF). Office of Te Beretitent - Republic of Kiribati Island Report Series. 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Report on the Kiribati 2010 Census of Population and Housing. Vol 1: Basic Information and Tables. Part B: Personal (Population) Tables. Table 3: Population by Village, Sex and Age Group - 2010. S. 50.
  3. ^ a b "London, Kiribati Travel Weather Averages (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved July 6, 2021.

Coordinates: 1°59′00″N 157°28′30″W / 1.98333°N 157.47500°W / 1.98333; -157.47500