Monday, September 28, 2009

Postally used stamps - Kiribati

Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.

Kiribati was named Gilbert Islands after the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, who sighted the islands in 1788.

The current name, Kiribati, is an adaptation of "Gilberts", from the former European name the "Gilbert Islands". (source: Wikipedia)

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