Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Flags of the World Series: Kiribati

Kiribati is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean. The state comprises 32 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 800 square kilometers and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers. Their spread straddles both the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes round Kiribati and swings far to the east, almost reaching the 150°W meridian. This brings the Line Islands into the same day as the Kiribati Islands. Kiribati's easternmost islands, the southern Line Islands, south of Hawaii, have the most advanced time on Earth: UTC+14 hours.

Three fantastic stamps on postcard:
First one is from set Ships and Boats, issued on 5.10.2013.
Red Phalarope (from set International Stamp Exhibition SINGAPORE 2015), issued on 17.7.2015.
Greater Crested Tern (from set Birds), issued on 9.2.2008.

Thank you Denise!

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