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It consists of 20 atolls taking in nearly 1,200 coral islands, only 220 of which are inhabited, and it is the flattest country in the world. In fact, its highest altitude is no more than 2.5 meters above sea level. There is abundant vegetation, with a predominance of coconuts and breadfruit trees. The climate is tropical and humid, with a dry and a rainy season.
The economy is based on fishing. Tuna is the most exploited species, followed by crustaceans and corals. With the addition of coconuts, these are the only export products. Strong growth in tourism to the island has increased the national income.