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    Aerial view of islands in the Mamanuca chain, Fiji
    Aerial view of the islands in the Mamanuca chain, a popular tourist destination in Fiji.
    Image: American
     
    Fiji Flag
    Flag of Fiji
    Location map of Fiji. Where in the South Pacific is Fiji?
    Location map of Fiji
    Destination Fiji, a virtual guide to the island group in the South Pacific Ocean about 3,000 km east of Australia and 2,000 km north of New Zealand.

    The archipelago consists of a group of more than 330 islands, of which about one hundred are inhabited. The two major islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Highest point is an extinct volcano known as Mount Tomanivi (Toamiivi; 1,324 m) on Viti Levu. The archipelago enjoys a tropical marine climate with only slight seasonal temperature variations.

    The island group covers a land area of 18 274 km2, this is about twice the size of Cyprus or slightly smaller than the US state of New Jersey.


    Fiji has a population of about 870,000 people (in 2015), almost three-quarters of the population live on the island of Viti Levu where also the country's capital Suva is located. Spoken languages are English (official), iTaukei (Fijian) and Fiji Hindi.

    Other Melanesian islands are: New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.



    Republic of the Fiji Islands


    Country Profile



    Background:
    Fiji comprises of approximately 330 islands, about one - third are inhabited. It covers about 1.3 million square kilometers of the South Pacific Ocean. The two major islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
    After nearly a century as British colony, Fiji became independent in 1970.
    Today Fiji has one of the most developed economies of the Pacific islands.

    related countries: United Kingdom
     
     

    Official Name:
    Republic of the Fiji Islands
    short form: Fiji

    ISO Country Code: fj, fij

    Time:
    Local Time = Summer UTC + 13h
    Actual Time: Tue-Nov-24  01:42

    Country Calling Code: +679

    Capital City: Suva on the island of Viti Levu (pop. 167,000)

    Government:
    Type: Parliamentary Democracy.
    Independence (from U.K.): 10 October 1970.
    Constitution: July 1997 (suspended May 2000, reaffirmed March 2001).

    Geography:
    Location: Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean.
    Area: 18,333 km2 ()
    Terrain: Mostly mountains of volcanic origin or varied, dense tropical forest.

    Climate:
    Tropical maritime; only slight seasonal temperature variation.

    People:
    Nationality: Noun--Fiji Islander;
    adjective--Fiji
    Population: 870,000 (in 2015)
    GNI per capita PPP: $ 6 282 (year)
    Ethnic groups: Indigenous Fijian 54%, Indo-Fijian 40%.
    Religion: Christian 52% (Methodist and Roman Catholic), Hindu 33%, Muslim 7%.
    Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindi.
    Literacy: 93%.

    Natural resources: Timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower.

    Agriculture products: Sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish.

    Industries: Tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries.

    Exports - commodities: sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil, mineral water

    Exports - partners: USA 13.4%, Australia 10.2%, Samoa 6.7%, Tonga 5.9% (2015)

    Imports - commodities: manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals

    Imports - partners: China 16.2%, South Korea 15.7%, New Zealand 14%, Australia 13.4%, Singapore 8.7%, France 7% (2015)

    Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD)



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    Official Sites of Fiji

    Fiji Government
    The Official Fiji Goverment Site.

    Native Land Trust Board
    The primary role of the Board is to administer native land for the benefit of the indigenous landowner.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Fiji's conduit to the world.

    Diplomatic Missions
    Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
    The official site of Fiji's mission to the UN.
    Embassy of the Republic of Fiji Islands in the U.S.
    Fiji's Embassy in Washington D.C.
    Fiji Missions Overseas
    List of Fiji's overseas missions.
    High Commission of the Republic of the Fiji Islands to New Zealand
    Provides information on Fiji Islands.

    Intergovernmental organisations
    Pacific Islands Forum
    Inter-governmental organization for the cooperation between the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
    Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
    Intergovernmental organisation of the Pacific islands.

    Weather
    Fiji Meteorological Service
    Weather forecasting and tropical cyclone warning services.


    Maps

    Fiji Map
    Shaded Relief Map of Fiji.
    Google Earth Google Earth Fiji
    Searchable map/satellite view of Fiji.
    Google Earth Google Earth Suva
    Searchable satellite view of Suva on the island of Viti Levu.

    Map of Melanesia
    Map of the Island States of Melanesia.

    profile Oceania Map
    Reference Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands.


    Government buildings in Suva, Fiji.
    Image: Stephen Rees
     

    News


    Fiji News

    fijilive.com
    Fiji Islands News.
    Fiji Times
    Fiji Times online news.
    Fijivillage.com
    Fiji news.
    Pacific Islands Report
    Pacific Islands related News.
    Pacific Islands News Association - PINA
    Pacific Islands and Fiji News.

    Radio
    Radio Fiji
     

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    Arts & Culture


    Fiji Museum
    The museum provides information on the history of Fiji and the surrounding South Pacific region.
    Pacific Islands Radio
    Music from the South Pacific islands.
    Polynesian Cultural Center: Fiji
    Hawaii based Polynesian Cultural Center's page about Fiji's culture.
     

    Business & Economy


    Reserve Bank of Fiji
    South Pacific Stock Exchange

    Fiji Trade & Investment Board

    __Transportation
    Air Fiji
    Fiji's largest domestic carrier serves 13 exotic island destinations.
    Air Pacific
    Fiji's (inter)national airline.
     
     
    Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, Viti Levu
    Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, a luxury resort on its very own island, connected to the mainland of Viti Levu by a causeway.
    Image: Maksym Kozlenko


    Travel and Tour Consumer Information


    Destination Fiji - Travel and Tour Guides


    Discover Fiji: Volcanic Mamanuca Islands; Denarau Island (resort island); Nananu-i-Ra (white-sand beaches, mangroves, and offshore reefs); Kula Eco Park (kind of artificial, nice for kids); Sri Siva Subramaniya temple (smaller than expected Hindu temple); Fiji Museum (within Thurston Gardens in Suva); Mount Tomanivi (highest mountain in Fiji); Yasawa (outer island chain of volcanic origin)


    Fiji Visitors Bureau
    Fiji Islands Travel & Accommodation Guide.

    Savusavu Tourism Association
    A guide to Savusavu, Fiji's other big island.

    South Pacific Tourism Organisation
    Inter-governmental body for the tourism sector in the South Pacific Islands: find information on: Accommodation, Activities, Online Bookings and News.

    Bula Fiji
    Another Fiji vacation and travel guide.
    Fiji A-Z Visitors Guide
    A guide to what Fiji has to offer.
    Fiji Islands Guide
    And more Fiji islands travel information.
    Finding Fiji
    South Pacific islands information on Fiji, by veteran traveler David Stanley.
    Rob Kay's Fiji Islands Travel Guide
    Travel guide for the Fiji Group.

    South Pacific Tourism Organisation
    Inter-governmental body for the tourism sector in the South Pacific Islands, find information on: accommodation, activities, online bookings and news.

    Resorts
    Nukubati Fiji Island Resort
    Nukubati, a small luxury private island resort in the style of colonial plantation, close to Vanua Levu.

    Travel advice
    Travel advice for Fiji Islands
    Travel advice for Fiji Islands by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.
     
     

    Education


    University of the South Pacific
    Premier institution of tertiary education in the Pacific region, jointly owned by the governments of twelve island countries, USP is an international centre of excellence for teaching, research and consulting on all aspects of Pacific life.

    University of the South Pacific Libraries
    The Main Library of the University of the South Pacific based at Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

     
     
    Monuriki island, Fiji
    Monuriki is an uninhabited small island off the coast of Viti Levu.
    Image: KhufuOsiris

    Environment & Nature


    Stockholm Challenge Award Pacific Environmental Information Network (PEIN)
    A people-people information network that utilises IT tools to assist in strengthening national capacity for environmental protection and sustainable development of the Pacific island states and territories in general and the Pacific ACP states in particular.
    South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organisation charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.
     
     

    History


    Fiji Land claims
    A brief history of the land in Fiji and the Native Land Trust Board.
     
     

    Sources and additional Information on Fiji


    Amnesty International: Fiji

    BBC News Country Profile: Fiji

    FAO: Fiji

    globalEDGE: Fiji

    OEC: Fiji

    Reporters Without Borders: Fiji

    Wikipedia: Fiji

    The World Factbook -- Fiji
     
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    Other island territories and states in the South Pacific:
    American Samoa | Kiribati | New Caledonia| Papua New Guinea | Samoa
    Solomon Islands | Tahiti | Tonga | Tuvalu | Vanuatu
     
     
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