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Tarawa is the capital and largest city of Kiribati. It is located on the atoll of Tarawa, which is part of the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Tarawa has a population of approximately 50,000 people and is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Popular attractions include the WWII sites, Betio Island Causeway, and the Bairiki National Stadium. Cuisine and Food cultureTarawa is not known for any particular cuisine, but the people of Kiribati enjoy a variety of traditional dishes. Some popular ingredients used in Kiribati cuisine include coconut milk, taro, pandanus, breadfruit, and fish. One signature dish is ika mata, a raw fish salad made with lime juice and coconut milk. Kiribati cuisine also features a lot of seafood, including tuna and octopus, which are often grilled or boiled.