|Population growth rate
||21.20 births per 1,000 population
|65 years and above
||0.96 M / F
||137.85 residents per kmē
|(Z 2010) Betio 15,755, Bikenibeu 6568, Teaoraereke
4171, Bairiki 3524
|96% Micronesians, 4% Polynesians, Europeans and others
|Catholics (Roman Catholic) 52%, Protestants
(Congregational) 30%, some Seventh-day Adventists, Baha'i, Latter-day
Saints, and Church of God (1996)
|Human Development Index (HDI)
People in Kiribati
The people of Kiribati call themselves I-Kiribati.
About 103,000 people inhabit the islets. Most of them
are originally from Micronesia. Here you can see some
photos of people in Kiribati.
An average of 127 people per square meter live in
Kiribati. However, the distribution is very different.
80 out of 100 people live on the Gilbert Islands and 40
out of 100 on the main island of the country called
Tarawa. The capital South Tarawa is also located here.
In Kiribati, the average age is 62 years. 90 out of 100
people can read and write because there are elementary
schools on the larger islands.
Languages in Kiribati
The official languages are Kiribati and English.
For Kiribati you will sometimes find the name Gilbertian
, as the islands were once called Gilbert Islands. Most
people consider this language to be their mother tongue.
Religions in Kiribati
A little over half of the people in Kiribati are
Catholics, 34 out of 100 Protestants. There are also
smaller groups of Mormons, followers of the Baha'i
religion and other religions.