One of the least explored countries on the planet, Kiribati comprises 33 coral atolls and isles stretching along the equator.
While the country is mostly defined by lagoons and white-sand beaches, it has peculiarities that deserve more attention that its natural beauty.
While the country is itself less heard of, recently it was revealed that it's the only nation in the whole world that falls in all the four hemispheres.
Reddit user evening raga created 3 maps showing the unique expansion and stretch of Kiribati.
Not only so but Kiribati also enjoys the advantage of being the first country to welcome the New Year.
Kiribati has been kept furthest from the Greenwich meantime at GMT +14 to keep the working week same for the whole country rather than have it split over the international date line.
Other Interesting Facts
Out of the 33 atolls and reef islands that the country is made up of, 21 are inhabited. Kiribati is 197th most populous country in the world.
Though it is just 811 square km, its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is of 3,441,810 square km, making its EEZ slightly larger than all of India.
In 1999, two of its islets disappeared below the sea and fortunately they were uninhabited. As per reports, Kiribati is aiming to buy 5000 acres of land from Fiji to relocate its people in order to counter the real risk of the whole country drowning.
Kiribati Attractions & Activities
Now when you know so much about Kiribati, you have another interesting place to add to your bucket list. Here is a list of attractions and activities that are worth your time in the island nation.