in Tarawa of Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 1.328 and 172.977 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 1° 19' 40" and E 172° 58' 37"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - AUD
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 08:06 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Tarawa
- UTC/GMT offset: 13 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:39 am and 6:44 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 3.700 and -8.850 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Zaouia bou Said
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Delve into Tarawa
Tarawa in Tarawa (Gilbert Islands) with it's 40,311 habitants is a city located in Kiribati. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Tarawa is now 08:06 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Tarawa with an UTC offset of 12 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Tarawa. The closest airport in Kiribati is Bonriki International Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 20 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ebon, , , and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Videos from this area
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Winged Artillery - B-25 Squadron in Action (Complete Film)
"Lefty's Wolf Pack" 7th Army Air Force, 41st Bomb Group, 48th Bomb Squadron in the South Pacific.
[South Coast with Japanese Army's wreckages] (Betio)
In the of 1943, here Betio was one of the hardest battlegrounds in South Pacific between the US and Japan. You can see canons, bankers, and commander's building.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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Geography of Kiribati
This article describes the geography of the Republic of Kiribati. Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one island scattered over all four hemispheres in an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States. The islands lie roughly halfway between Hawaiʻi and Australia in the Micronesian region of the South Pacific. The three main island groupings are the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, and Line Islands.
Battle of Tarawa
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance.
Tarawa is an atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, in the central Pacific Ocean. North Tarawa has much in common with other, more remote islands of the Gilberts group, while South Tarawa is the capital of Kiribati and home to over 50,000 people - half of the country's total population. The island is best known by outsiders as the site of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II.
South Tarawa (in Gilbertese Tarawa Teinainano) is the capital and hub of the Republic of Kiribati and home to approximately half of Kiribati's total population. As at the 2010 Census its population was of 50,182 (including Betio). The South Tarawa population center consists of all the small islets from Betio in the West to Bonriki in the East, connected by the South Tarawa main road.
Betio is an island and a town at the extreme southwest of South Tarawa in Kiribati. The main port of Tarawa Atoll is located there.
Bonriki International Airport
Bonriki International Airport is an international airport in Kiribati, serving as the main gateway to the country. It is located in its capital, South Tarawa, which a group of islets in the atoll of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. Fiji's national carrier, Air Pacific, and Kiribati's state-owned airline, Air Kiribati, both connect Kiribati with Nadi, which is Air Pacific's hub and Fiji's main international gateway.
House of Assembly (Kiribati)
The House of Assembly of Kiribati has 46 members, 44 elected for a four year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies, 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex-officio member (the Attorney General). Created by the Constitution of 12 July 1979, its seat has been at Ambo on South Tarawa since October 2000. From 1979 to 2000, it was at Bairiki. The current Kiribati Electoral Commissioner is Rine Ueara.
Bairiki National Stadium
Bairiki National Stadium is located in Bairiki, Kiribati. It is the national stadium and the home of Kiribati's national football team. The stadium's capacity is around 2,500.
Bikeman Island is a submerged islet about a half-hour's canoe ride Northeast of Betio, Kiribati. Due to changing currents and the construction of a causeway between Betio and Bairiki, Bikeman has been submerged since the early 1990s. If one were to stand on Bikeman today, the water would reach up to one's knees. A picture of Bikeman circa 1976 is available on Flickr.
Abaokoro is a settlement in Kiribati. It is located about nine nautical miles from Tarawa. It is located in the Tarawa Atoll.
Te Umanibong or the Kiribati Cultural Museum is a museum in Bikenibeu on Tarawa in Kiribati. It displays artifacts and other items of cultural and historic significance.
Biketawa is one of the twenty-four small islets which comprises the atoll of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati. The capital of Kiribati, South Tarawa, is located on Tarawa. The 2000 Biketawa Declaration on Pacific regional security takes its name from Biketawa.
Hawkins Field (Tarawa)
Hawkins Field is a former World War II airfield on Betio, Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands of the Central Pacific. The airfield was named in honor of USMC 1st Lt. William Dean Hawkins who was killed in the battle to recapture Tarawa, and earned the Medal of Honor.
Abatao is a settlement on the island of Tarawa, Kiribati.
Marenanuka is a settlement on the island of Tarawa, Kiribati.
Taborio is a settlement on the island of Tarawa, Kiribati, where the Immaculate Heart College, a Catholic school, is situated.
North Tarawa or Tarawa Ieta is the string of islets from Buariki at the northern tip of Tarawa atoll to Buota in the South. It is administratively separate from neighbouring South Tarawa, and is governed by the Eutan Tarawa Council (ETC), based at Abaokoro village.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Tarawa.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Tarawa, South Tarawa, Süd-Tarawa, Tarawa-Sud, דרום טאראווה, TRW, Tarawa Sud, 사우스타라와, 타라와, 남타라와, Zuid-Tarawa, Tarawa do Sul, Южная Тарава