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Remote tropical archipelago in the central Pacific, 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, made up of 32 atolls and one coral island. Kiribati is one of the poorest nations on earth, with no significant natural resources. It does, however, boast plenty of coral reef passes that offer fine and uncrowded surf. The 33 islands are spread over nearly 1.5 million square miles of ocean, straddling both the e...

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