If we talk about pretty little things, Kiribati is a perfect example of it. This tiny prosperous country is the only place on the earth which lies in all the four hemispheres. You might have heard the name ‘Kiribati’ for the first time, but it happens to be the only nation in the world that lies in all the four hemispheres of the Globe. Read on to know more about Kiribati and its specialties.
New Year Starts From Here
It is also the only country which is farthest away from the Greenwich Mean Time. This makes Kiribati the first country to welcome the New Year. This manipulation of time was purposely done to keep the working week same for the entire country rather than depending up on different time zones.
Floating On Water
Kiribati is made up of 33 reef islands out of which only 21 are inhabited. The country just lies in an area of 811 square km and is on 197th position in terms of population.
Drowning In Water
In 1999, two of the islets drowned into the sea. They were totally inhabited, but the risk of the whole country drowning is still being faced. It is also claimed that Kiribati will be buying 500 acres of land from Fiji in the near future to relocate its inhabitants.
So, now you know that this tiny country is of great significance in geographical terms! Check the smallest countries in the world here, list will surprise you.