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Kiribati is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. It is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers straddling the equator and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point. Kiritimati (Christmas Island) in the Line Islands is the world's largest atoll. The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts," derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979.