Christmas Island, Kiribati Overview
Christmas Island’s roughly 320 km2 (120 sq mi) lagoon opens to the sea in the northwest Burgle Channel is divided into the northern Cook Island Passage and the southern South Passage. The southeastern part of the lagoon is partially dried out today; essentially, progressing SE from Burgle Channel, the 160 km2 (62 sq mi) main lagoon gradually turns into a network of subsidiary lagoons, tidal flats, partially hypersaline brine ponds and salt pans, which as a whole has about the same area again as the main lagoon. Thus, the land and lagoon areas can only be given approximately, as no firm boundary exists between the main island body and the salt flats.
In addition to the main island, there are several smaller ones. Cook Island is part of the atoll proper but unconnected to the Christmas Island mainland. It is a sand/coral island of 19 ha (47 acres), divides Burgle Channel into the northern and the southern entrance, and has a large seabird colony. Islets (motus) in the lagoon include Motu Tabu (3.5 ha or 8.6 acres) with its Pisonia forest and the shrub-covered Motu Upua at the northern side, and Ngaontetaake (2.7 ha or 7 acres) at the eastern side.
Joe’s Hill (originally La colline de Joe) near Artemia Corners on the southeastern peninsula is the highest point on the atoll, at about 13 m (43 ft) ASL.On the northwestern peninsula for example, the land raises only to some 7 m (20 ft),which is still considerable for an atoll.
Detailed Map of Christmas Island, Kiribati
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Kiritimati - Christmas Island Documentary - Between Sky and Ocean
Kiritimati or Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean raised coral atoll in the northern Line Islands, and part of the Republic of Kiribati. The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world: about 322 square kilometres (124 sq mi); its lagoon is about the same size.
Christmas Island (Kiritimati, Kiribati) landing.
The world's largest coral atol is beautiful from the air with hundreds of colourful lagoons. This is the weekly air service - an Air Pacific flight from Honolulu flying on to Nadi (Fiji). (This service has recently (Sept08) been suspended with the runway in disrepair). This visit was in August 2006.
Christmas Island Kiribati
Christmas on Christmas Island with Chuck Corbett and Family, Mike Wesselman, and Dominic Purdue
Kiritimati aka Christmas Island
Two weeks in Christmas Island or Kiritimati.
Surfing in Tabuaeran, Kiribati 2009.m4v
Surfing on Tabuaeran. Photos from surfer Urs traveling on the ship KWAI, July 2009. Check us out on www.svkwai.com
Kevin Mullenger Flies Approach Into Christmas Island
Airline Captain, Kevin Mullenger, flies the Boeing 737-700 on the approach into Runway 08 at Kiritimati Island Cassidy International Airport (CXI) in the Line Islands of Kiribati, located at the Equator.
GT popping Kiribati Island.
Some popping footage taken from Kiribati Islands trip back in November 2012 that FishHead organized, this in only 6min of 5hrs of footage taken. If you want a fishing trip to remember for life i highly suggest getting over there.
Fly Fishing For GT's On Christmas Island "Mind Blowing Action"
An amazing video of just one day in Christmas Island, with Peter Collingsworth catching many GT'S on fly to over 100lb. This amazing HD video shows how to cast, hook and land these amazing fish. If you ever wanted to catch GT'S on the fly Peter hosts group trips there to our exclusive lodge every year.
Christmas Island Surf 2014
Christmas Island Surf
Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO
Please Subscribe, Like & Comment. Thank You. Kiribati, the sinking Pacific island paradise VIDEO SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide.