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Kiribati Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 84   Population 2000 (UN '000) 83
Area (km2) 1,073   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 6
Number of Administrative Units 28   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 3
Number of Urban Extents 4   Number of Settlement Points 17

Kiribati Details

Continent Oceania
Country Name Kiribati
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Island Group
Level2 Type Island
Number of Units 28
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 3
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 72
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 78
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 84
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 72
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 77
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 83
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,073
Average Input Resolution (km) 6
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 17
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 7,748
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,839
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,406
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 4
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 5
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 3
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 11
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,294
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,296
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,533
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 10,133
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 11%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 39%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 1
Regression-estimated Extents 12
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Census Population by Island: 1990, 1995, 2000 obtained from Statistics Office, Republic of Kiribati, .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
The Island boundary data were obtained from the World Vector Shoreline, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Map, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
South Tarawa (capital city).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Polygons for the small islands of Banaba and Kuria part of the Gilbert Islands were added to the shapefile based on the interactive map as shown on the The Times Atlas of the World, 10th Edition, published by Crown Publishers, NY. Because these islands were rendered in a generalized way, they are not considered to be acurately georeferenced.