The island nation of Kiribati is situated in the Pacific Ocean near the equator at the international dateline. It’s just 2,950 kilometers away from Hawaii, also close to the Marshall Islands and the Cook Islands. Altogether, the total land area of Kiribati is 811 square kilometers. Its population is estimated to be just 120,000 people with most people living in the capital city of Tarawa to the west. The country is scattered across all four hemispheres with the largest coral atoll in the world.