South Tarawa Destination Guide
Explore South Tarawa in Kiribati.
South Tarawa in the region of Gilbert Islands with it's 40,311 inhabitants is a place in Kiribati and is the capital of this country.
Current time in South Tarawa is now 06:21 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Tarawa" with an UTC offset of 12 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tabiteuea Village, Nabeina Village, Marenanuka Village, Buota Village, Abatao Village or Abarao Village. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Teaoraereke Village, Betio Village, Banraeaba Village, South Tarawa, Bairiki Village and Antebuka Village. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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[Commercial Area in South Tarawa] (Bairi...
Bairiki is one of the biggest towns in Kiribati which has commercial buildings, the national stadium, the headquarter of national telecom company (TSKL), and governmental offices. But each one is very...
Tarawa JPAC Mission 2010
JPAC Mission to Tarawa September 18, 2010
ROZ SAVAGE MAKES LANDFALL IN TARAWA Kiri...
ROZ SAVAGE MAKES LANDFALL IN TARAWA - Roz Savage, the first female to row solo from San Fransisco To Hawaii, and again from Hawaii to Tarawa, Kiribati, Micronesia makes landfall here and is welcomed i...
Kiribati Tarawa - Betio Beach view SPMS ...
Kiribati, Tarawa - Betio Beach view SPMS Home
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Interesting facts about this location
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.
Located at 1.33, 172.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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.
Located at 1.33, 172.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
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.
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.
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.
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