Ten fun facts about Fiji


Fact 1
Officially, this country is called the Republic of Fiji.

Fact 2
Fiji is made up of a cluster of more than 332 islands and 500 islets. 110 of these islands have never been inhabited.

Fact 3
Fijiís closest neighbors are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia (France) to the southwest, Kermadec (New Zealand) to the southeast, Tonga to the east, ( Samoas), Francoís Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.


Fact 4
Fiji has three official languages: English, Fijian and Hindustani. It is also known as the Republic of Fiji.

Fact 5
Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji and is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu. Suva is also considered a pivotal city for the industrial development of the country.

Fact 6
The climate is mainly tropical with high temperatures all year long. It rains regularly, leaving the islands humid and the air wet.

Fact 7
The higher point in Fiji is Mt Tomanivi, found on Viti Levu at an impressive altitude of 11324 m.

Fact 8
The Fijian dollar is the currency of Fiji. Fiji became an independent republic in 1970. Majority of the population in Fiji is Christian (64.5%)

Fact 9
The main sources of income for the Fijian Nation are sugar exports and tourism.

Fact 10
The major industries are tourism, sugar, clothing and copra. Agriculture includes sugarcane, coconuts, cassava, rice, cattle and fish. Exports include sugar, garments, gold, timber and fish.


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Short about Fiji
Is an archipelago comprising of a cluster of 332 islands, located in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean.


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Population
858,038

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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