Location: Central Pacific Ocean. Tarawa, one of a string of atolls that make up the Gilbert Islands.
Governance Status: The Republic of Kiribati. Tarawa is the administrative capital of Kiribati.
Population: 50,182 (2010). Over half of Kiribati’s population reside on Tarawa.
Languages: Gilbertese & English.
Tarawa in Literature:
On my to-read list:
Read a review of this from Reeftraveler here
Tarawa in Film:
- Pacific Destiny – based on Sir Arthur Grimble’s book A Pattern of Islands
Tarawa in Pictures:
- Stunning but tragic images: Climate Change in Kiribati