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Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It's famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the Population. Viti Levu is home to the capital, Suva, a port city with British colonial architecture. The Fiji Museum, in the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, has ethnographic exhibits.

Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani

Ethnic Groups: Indians 46.2%, Fijians 49.9%, ‘part-Europeans’ or half-castes 1.7%, Europeans 0.7%, Rotumans 1.2%, Chinese 0.7%, and other Pacific Islanders 1%

Belief Systems: Christian 64.5%, Hindu 27.9%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikhs and Buddhists 1.3%


Population: 889587 people (World Rank: 162nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 126 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 164th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.804 %/yr (World Rank: 146th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 69.8 years (World Rank: 154th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 26.4 years (World Rank: 100th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Fiji

Fiji - General Information

Country Profile for Fiji
United Nations


Travel Info for Fiji

Language Resources:

Studying Abroad Info for Fiji

Learn Fijian

Government Related:

Embassy of Fiji
in Washington D.C.

Government of Fiji Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger.

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