Regions in Kiribati
With the exception of Banaba (Ocean Island – 6km2, population c. 300), all of the major islands are divided into three groups: the Gilbert Islands, the Line Islands, and the Phoenix Islands.
The western island chain, which includes Tarawa, is home to the overwhelming majority of Kiribati’s people.
The most remote islands, with inhabitants on Kirimati (Christmas Island), Tabuaeran, and Teraina in the north.
With the exception of a few households on Kanton, the island is almost entirely deserted.