Fiji

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Republic of Fiji
Matanitu ko Viti  
Fijī Ganarājya
फ़िजी गणराज्य
  
Motto: Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui
Fear God and honour the Queen
Anthem: 

God Bless Fiji
Capital
and largest city
Suva
18°10′S 178°27′E / 18.167°S 178.45°E / -18.167; 178.45
Official languages English
Bau Fijian
Fiji Hindi[1]
Demonym Fijian
Government Military Appointed Government and Parliamentary Republic
 -  President Epeli Nailatikau
 -  Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 10 October 1970 
 -  Republic 28 September 1987 
Area
 -  Total 18,274 km2 (155th)
7,056 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  2009 estimate 849,000[2] (156th)
 -  2007 census 837,271 people
 -  Density 46.4/km2 (148th)
120.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
 -  Total $3.869 billion[3]
 -  Per capita $4,347[3]
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
 -  Total $3.131 billion[3]
 -  Per capita $3,518[3]
HDI (2010) Decrease 0.669[4]
medium · 86th
Currency Fijian dollar (FJD)
Time zone +11 (UTC+12)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+13[5])
Drives on the left
Calling code 679
Internet TLD .fj
1. Recognised by the Great Council of Chiefs.
Satellite Image

Fiji is a small country in the Pacific Ocean. It has 322 islands. The most important islands are Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. The capital city of Fiji is Suva, and the city with the most people is Nadi. There are about 844,330 people in Fiji. The official languages of Fiji are Fijian, English and Hindustani (a mix of Hindi and Urdu). Fiji is part of the Pacific Rim. About 313000 speak Fiji Hindi.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji.[6] Fiji was a British colony up until 1970; British occupation lasted almost a century.[7] They have many forest, mineral, and fish resources.

Divisions and provinces[change | edit source]

Map of the divisions of Fiji.

Fiji is divided into Four Major Divisions:

These divisions are divided into 14 provinces:

Cities[change | edit source]

Incorporated towns[change | edit source]

Fijian law defines "towns" as urbanized areas incorporated as municipal bodies, governed by Town Councils.

Unincorporated towns[change | edit source]

The following localities are urbanized, but have not been municipally organized.

Tourism[change | edit source]

Bounty Island

Fiji has a lot of tourism and many people go to the Nadi and Denarau islands.[8] Most visitors are from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.[9] Fiji has many soft coral reefs. Scuba diving is a common tourist activity.[8] More budget resorts are being opened in remote areas, which provides more tourism opportunities.[8]

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