According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Kiribati is +686. It is typically written as 0xx-xxxxxxx when dialing a Kiribati phone number from within the country. When making an international call to a Kiribati number, one must first dial the international access code (001 in the US), followed by 686 for Kiribati’s country calling code, and then followed by the 0xx-xxxxxxx area code without any additional zeros or symbols. For example, to make a call to a landline in Tarawa Atoll from outside of Kiribati, one would dial 001-686-0xx-xxxxxxx. When dialing from inside of Kiribati, no international access codes are required; simply dial all nine digits without any additional zeros or symbols. This includes both landlines and mobile phones. Cell phones in Kiribati typically begin with either a 7 or 8 followed by 8 digits; for example 7 xxxx xxxx or 8 xxxx xxxx. In addition to providing access to landlines and mobile phones within Kiribati, the +686 area code can also be used for VoIP services such as Vonage and SkypeOut. These services allow users to make calls over the Internet at very low rates compared to traditional landline telephone services. When making calls through VoIP services like SkypeOut, one must first dial 00 followed by 686 and then enter their full 9 digit phone number they wish to reach; for example 001-686-8xxxxxxxx for a call to a mobile phone in Tarawa Atoll from outside of Kiribati. Area codes are an important part of Kiribati telecommunications infrastructure as they allow people both inside and outside of the country to easily make international calls with ease from their landline or mobile phones. By understanding how this system works – including how different types of numbers should be formatted when making calls – individuals can ensure that their international calls are successful and cost effective each time they use their phones abroad. Kiribati is a democratic republic, and its government is based on the Westminster system. The President of Kiribati is elected by the people and serves as both the head of state and head of government. The unicameral Parliament of Kiribati is made up of 44 members, all elected for four-year terms. The president appoints ministers from among the members of Parliament to form a cabinet. The cabinet, in turn, advises the president on matters related to governance. Legislation must be passed by majority vote in Parliament before it can be signed into law by the President. In addition to Parliament, there are local government councils that administer each island group in Kiribati. These councils are run by mayors who are elected by their communities. The government also works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that the interests of different social groups are represented in decision-making processes. PROEXCHANGERATES: Features public policy of Kiribati.