Fiji is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, situated approximately 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) east of Australia and north of New Zealand’s North Island. It is part of the Oceania region and consists of more than 300 islands. The islands are known for their exquisite palm-lined beaches, rugged landscapes, and coral reefs, making them a popular tourist destination.
Where is Fiji Located
Fiji, located in Melanesia, is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is made up of more than 332 islands, with 110 of them permanently inhabited. The closest neighbors to Fiji include Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, Kermadec (New Zealand) to the southeast, Tonga to the east, and Tuvalu to the north. The two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the total population, with Suva, the capital city, located on Viti Levu.
The islands of Fiji are primarily of volcanic origin and have a tropical marine climate with low variation throughout the year. Fiji’s economy relies heavily on tourism and sugar exports, with its beautiful landscapes attracting tourists from all over the world. It has become a popular honeymoon destination for couples.
Fiji is a parliamentary representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. The President is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is the head of government.
Fiji Geography and Facts
Fiji is a beautiful archipelago in Oceania, located in the South Pacific. The Republic of Fiji Islands has Suva as its capital and largest city. Fijian, English, Fiji, and Hindi are the official languages of the country, and Rotuman is the recognized regional language.
The total land area of Fiji is 18,274 km2 (7,056 sq mi), ranking 151st in the world. As of 2018, Fiji has a population of 926,276, with a population density of 46.4/km2 (120.2/sq mi), ranking 148th in the world. The majority of the population, 56.8%, are Indigenous Fijians, followed by 37.5% Indo-Fijians, 1.2% Rotumans, and 4.5% Others.
Christianity is the most prominent religion in Fiji, with 64.4% of the population following it. Hinduism follows at 27.9%, while Islam accounts for 6.3%. The country has a unitary parliamentary republic government.
Fiji’s GDP (PPP) totalled $9.112 billion in 2018. The Fijian dollar (FJD) is the official currency, and the time zone is UTC+12 (FJT), with Daylight Saving Time (DST) being observed in the summer, UTC+13 (FJST).
The international calling code for Fiji is 679, and the ISO 3166 code is FJ. The .fj domain is used as the internet TLD. Fiji is served by two international airports, namely Nadi International Airport and Nausori International Airport.
Fiji has a rich cultural heritage, a beautiful natural landscape with coral reefs and palm-lined beaches, and a unique cuisine. The country is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.