Kiribati is generally a safe place to travel. However, it may be risky to be outside after dark in Beito or along the beach in South Tarawa, especially for single females. However, virtually all problems are caused by adults excessive drinking habits, not career criminals.
Is Kiribati a third world country?
Tenamau Iotua, a nurse on Abaiang, outside her clinic. Kiribati is one of the worlds poorest countries, designated by the UN as a least developed nation and by the World Bank as a fragile state. It features in many of the same categories as Afghanistan and Haiti.
What is Kiribati known for?
Kiribati is most famous for its world class flyfishing, great scuba diving, and astounding seabird wildlife. There is currently only one airline with service to the most famous of the countrys islands, Christmas Island (Kiritimati).
What is the problem with Kiribati?
Kiribati, the first country rising sea levels will swallow up as a result of climate change. Global warming is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt. The average sea level has risen 3.2 mm/year since 1993. This is catastrophic for islands and coastal regions.
What makes Kiribati so special?
Kiribati is the only country in the world to be situated in all four cardinal hemispheres. Kiribati gained its independence from the United Kingdom, becoming a sovereign state in 1979. The capital, Tarawa, now the most populated area, consists of a number of islets, connected by a series of causeways.
What do you call someone from Kiribati?
The people are Micronesian, and the vast majority speak Gilbertese (or I-Kiribati). English, which is the official language, is also widely spoken, especially on Tarawa. More than half of the population is Roman Catholic, and most of the rest is Kiribati Protestant (Congregational).