School and Education in Kiribati

There is a compulsory school for 9 years for children between 6 and 15 years. Each coral island has its own elementary school, and 92% of children attend school. The country has a college, which provides teacher, nurse and maritime education. See TOPSCHOOLSINTHEUSA for TOEFL, ACT, SAT testing locations and high school codes in Kiribati.

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Land area 811 km²
Total population 111,796
Population density (per km²) 137.8
Capital Tarawa
Official language English and Kiribati (Gilbertese)
Income per capita 2,000 USD
Currency Australian dollar
ISO 3166 code AI
Internet TLD .ki
License plate KIR
Telephone code +686
Time zone UTC +12
Geographic coordinates 1 25 N, 173 00 O

Kiribati – Tarawa


Tarawa, atoll with about 30 islands among the Gilbert Islands, Kiribati; 31 km2, 50 200 residents (2012). Tarawa is also the term in the urban area, consisting of the districts of Bairiki, Betio and Bonriki, which constitutes the capital of Kiribati. Most of the capital functions are in Bairiki, while Betio has a port and Bonriki airport.