Nonouti Island Profile

History:

It is the first island in Kiribati to have the Roman Cathol-

ic church established in 1888 and the only island as well

to have a large traditional meeting house. With the

many islets and flats with less human intervention,

Nonouti Island has excellent breeding grounds for

marine resources. This also gives Nonouti the excess

number of bonefish compared to other Gilbert Islands

and in January 2010, Nonouti Island has been declared

as another bone fishing game destination in the country

in addition to Kiritimati Island in the Line Group.

Nonouti has developed a fisheries management plan to

ensure the sustainability of this resource.

Population:

3,179 (Census 2005)

Island Council:

Can be contacted through VHF Radio only

Electricity:

Portable generator

Banking:

No banking facilities available. Everything will be cash

(Australian dollar)

Internet:

Only available at George Eastman High School

Schools:

7 Primary Schools, Junior Secondary School and George

Eastman High School.

How to get there:

Flight Schedule

Air Kiribati Ltd – every Wed

Phone number: (686) 28557/21550

Coral Sun Airways – every Wednesday and Friday

Phone number: (686) 29539/29517

Boat Schedule

Kiribati Shipping Services Limited

Phone number: (686) 26195, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oceania Shipping Services

Phone number: (686) 50333,

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Kiribati Inter-Island Shipping Services

Phone number: (686) 26839

Main Industry:

Fisheries, Handicrafts and Agriculture

Communications:

VHF and CB Radio

Health Services:

1 Health Center and 6 Clinics

Interesting facts:

Bonefishing game destination, lots of untouched marine

and terrestrial environment and historical/cultural

shrines.

For further information, please go to Nonouti Island Factfile