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Kiribati
Capital:
Tarawa
Population:
100,798 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.
Government type:
republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $79 million - supplemented by a nearly equal amount from external sources (2001 est.)
Internet users:
2,000 (2002)
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