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Kiribati Population and Religion Percentage

Kiribati officially the Republic of Kiribati is an independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is the only country in the world to be situated in all four cardinal hemispheres. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Kiribati  in 2023 is 133,515 (1.33 lakh)

The total Land Area of Kiribati is 811 sq. km (313 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Kiribati is 147 per Km2 (382 people per mi2).

 Kiribati 2023 Population
Total Population133,515
Global Rank193
Land Area 811 sq.km (313 sq. mi)
Area Rank
Pop. Density147 people/sq. km
Capital CitySouth Tarawa

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

Religion in Kiribati

Christianity is the main religion in  Kiribati and 96% of the population is Christian. More than half of the population is Roman Catholic, 21.% members of the new Kiribati Uniting Church, and 8.% Kiribati Protestant Church.

About 2% of the population follows Baháʼí and 2% practice other faiths or religions.

Religion percentage in Kiribati

  • Christianity – 96%
    – Roman Catholic (58.9%)
    – Kiribati Uniting Church (21.2%)
    – Kiribati Protestant Church (8.4%)
    – Mormon /LDS (5.6%)
  •   Baháʼí – 2.1%
  •   Other Religion – 2%

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Kiribati Demographics
Fertility Rate* 3.58
Infant mortality rate ** 36.9
Median Age  23 Years
Life Expectancy 69.17 years
Urban Population 57 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Population of Kiribati 2024 | Religion in Kiribati