Kiribati

About Kiribati

Kiribati, Officially known as the Republic of Kiribati is an Island Nation in the Pacific ocean. The country was once part of the British Colony and is considered the first country in the world to see the sunrise.

The country is made up of 32 atolls and islands. The economy is primarily fisheries and agriculture(copra)

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CitySouth Tarawa
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Gilbertese
CurrencyAustralian dollar, AUD
Phone Code +686
Important CitiesAbaokoro, Abarao, Aiaki, Ambo, Antai, Bairiki, Banana, Betio, Bikenibeu, Bonriki, Buariki (Aranuka), Buariki (Tabiteuea), Buariki (Tarawa), Bubutei, Buota, Eita, London, Makin, Marenanuka, Poland, Rawannawi, Roreti, Rungata, Tabiauea, Taborio
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-12)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking164
Primary IndustriesGovernment revenue,Financial sector,International development assistance,GDP and other economic performance indicators
Major ExportsFish and crustaceans, molluscs , Ships, boats and floating structures, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Commodities not elsewhere specified, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Residues and waste from the food industries, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Electrical machinery and equipment, Toys, games and sports requisites
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers=, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment , Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Manufactures of straw, of esparto, Plastics and articles thereof
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Commodities not elsewhere specified, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Wadding, felt and nonwovens, special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables , Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs , Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastrycooks' products, Meat and edible meat offal, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Ships, boats and floating structures
Major Imports from IndiaLive animals, Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Dairy produce, birds' eggs, natural honey, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
Foreign Relations
Flags
Maps
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Kiribati grew from US$260,000 in 1996–97 to $1.01 million in 2014–15. Trade declined slightly to $940,000 in 2015–16, with India making no imports from Kiribati in that financial year.
Bordering NationsAustralia, New Zealand, Japan, Fiji
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Smt. Padmaja
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Butt Street,Suva, Republic of Fiji
Email:
Phone: (679) 3301125, +679 9921474
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr Apresh Garg
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate of Kiribati
1220, 12th Floor, DLF Tower-A, Jasola New Delhi - 110025 India
Email: honoraryconsul@kiribatiindia.com
Phone: (+91) 11-4222 4900