Republic of the Fiji Islands is located in the southeast of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 890,057 , making it the
16
1st largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Suva with a total population of 175,399. The country
encompasses 18,270 square kilometers making it the 155th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the South
Pacific Ocean.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status following the retirement of
President Iloilovatu. As Vice President he assumed the role of Chief of State  Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase is recognized
as the Head of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the President and holds that position five
years; however, he has been confined to his home island by Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. The former president
appointed Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama interim prime minister under the military regime after the December 2006
coup. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on the 25th of July 1997
however, on 10 April 2009 the president suspended the constitution and fired the judges who declared its military
government illegal. Bainimarama resigned as interim Prime Minister but was reappointed as part of a new interim
government which would serve until elections in September 2014.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Fijian and Hindustani. It counts among its major religions
Christian, Hindu, Muslim and other. As sources of mass communication it has 13 AM, 40 FM and 0 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Tomanivi, its highest point at 1,324 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the South Pacific Ocean, which measures 1,129 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold,
silver, lumber and small cottage industries. Its official currency is Fijian Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Fiji. Suva Central is Fiji's tallest building standing at 24.6 meters (about 75 feet)
or seven stories high.
Fijian Boys
Kula-native to Fiji
Koro Island
Mount Victoria
(Tomanvini) on Viti
Levu- Fiji's highest
point
Nadi River on Viti Levu
Island
Garden of the
Sleeping Giants
The Fiji Suva Islamic
Temple
Lovo- a traditional
Fijian feast of meat
and vegetables
wrapped in banana
leaves and cooked in a
sand pit
Rainforest on Taveuni
Island
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Back to
Vanua Levu Island
Waja
Fiji
Updated 23 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

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less then
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Traditional huts at the
base of Mount
Tomanivi- Fiji's highest
point
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Boobie nest on
Ceva-i-Ra (Conway
Island)- Fiji's southern
and westernmost point
Bouma National Park
Mountains on Kadavu
Island
Lambasa on Vanua
Levu
Suva- Fiji's capital and
largest city
Traditional Fijian
costume
Beach on Natadola
Island
Rotuma Island
Cape Washington on
Kadavi Island-
Cikobia Island
Faluga Island Lagoon-
Fiji's easternmost point
on the Faluga Channel
adjacent to Tonga
Waya and Wayasewa
Islands of the Yasawa
Group of western Fiji