Kiribati

Population

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90159
Superficie:730 km2
Capitale:Tarawa
PIB par habitant:970 US$
Classification:Economie en développement
Langues:

Anglais

Kiribati

Religions:

Chrétien: 94.00%

Baha'i: 5.00%

Christianisme:

Catholiques: 48908

Protestants: 39330

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Kiribati is an island nation in the middle of the Pacific, made up of three groups of small islands on both sides of the equator and the international date line. The main group, the former Gilbert Islands, was inhabited by a Micronesian population when it became a British protectorate in 1892, together with the Ellice Islands. In 1915 the protectorate became a colony. Kiribati became fully independent in 1979, after the Ellice Islands had opted for their own independence in 1978 (see Tuvalu). The Gilbert Islands had phosphate deposits, which were however exhausted at the time of independence. The main economic activities are tourism, copra and fishing. Development is hampered by isolation, lack of skills and weak infrastructures. Christianity came to these islands in the 19th century. Besides the Catholic Church and the Kiribati Protestant Church, there are some smaller Pentecostal and other groups. The Kiribati National Council of Churches is the main body bringing the churches together.

 

Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

Membres du COE basés en Kiribati

Membres du COE présents en Kiribati

    Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

    Mise a jour: 01/01/2006