(Encyclopedia) Kiribati k?r??b?s, officially Republic of Kiribati (2015 est. pop. 112,000), 342 sq mi (886 sq km), consisting of 33 islands scattered across 2,400 mi (3,860 km) of the Pacific Ocean? Infoplease has everything you need to know about Kiribati. Check out our countryprofile, full of essential information about Kiribati'sgeography, history,government, economy, population, culture,? Kiribati Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics Pacific Islands? U.S. Department of State Background Note KiribatiKiribati dancers participate in New Year's ceremony on Millennium Island, Kiribati, Saturday, January 1, 2000. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL NAME? U.N.'s Freshmen Class Fascinating facts about Nauru, Kiribati, and Tonga This article was posted on October 5, 1999. Last week, three freshmen nations were admitted to the United Nations. Nauru? (Encyclopedia) Ocean Island, Kiribati: see Banaba. (Encyclopedia) Gilbert and Ellice Islands, former British colony in the central and S Pacific; see Kiribati and Tuvalu. (Encyclopedia) Tabuaeran t?bo?o???r?n, atoll (1990 pop. 1,309), c.15 sq mi (40 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands and part of the Republic of Kiribati. Visited by the American explorer? (Encyclopedia) Teraina t?r?n?, atoll (1990 pop. 936), 3 sq mi (7.8 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands and part of the Republic of Kiribati. Visited by the American explorer Edmund?