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    Tarawa Atoll (Beito)  Kiribati

Location
Tarawa Atoll is located in the central Pacific Ocean. It is composed of a chain of coral islets with an area of 23 square km (about 9 square miles) and a population of 28,802 in 1990. Tarawa atoll is shaped like a triangle with it's base running east to west. The base is a chain of islands and so is the eastern side right to the tip. The western side is a reef all the way with a passage north of the western corner.

Tarawa
Atoll (Beito)
 Heavily defended islands where USMC landed
 Lagoon where the USMC landing occured
 Located at the eastern tip of Tarawa Atoll with Bonriki Airfield
 Capital of Kiribati
 The final battle of the Tarawa campaign occured here

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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