Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Christmas Island, Kiribati

Kiribati is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean with a population of just over 100,000. One of the islands is Christmas Island (or Kiritimati), not to be confused with the Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.

Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world and home to over six million seabirds. It measures about 22 by 44 miles and it has a population of approximately 5,000. The earns some revenue from coconut products and a growing tourism industry.

In 2008 Kiribati issued a large set of birds definitives:the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel.    

Thx David!!


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