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Line Islands/Kiribati

Introducing Line Islands

The largest of the line islands is Christmas Island, or Kiritimati, named Christmas Island by Captain Cook for his visit that occurred on 24 December 1777. It's a tropical heaven with shimmering salt flats, lagoon shallows and coconut palms.

Also among the islands are Washington (Teraina) and Fanning Island (Tabuaeran).