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Fiji Island Financial Monetary Authority
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Official name: Republic of the Fiji Islands

Short form: Fiji

ISO Country Code: FJ

Local Time = Summer UTC + 13h

Country Calling Code: +679

Capital City: Suva on the island of Viti Levu (pop. 167,000)


  • Type: Parliamentary Democracy.
  • Independence (from U.K.): 10 October 1970.
  • Constitution: July 1997 (suspended May 2000, reaffirmed March 2001).


  • Location: Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean.
  • Area: 18,333 km2 ()
  • Terrain: Mostly mountains of volcanic origin or varied, dense tropical forest.
Climate: Tropical maritime; only slight seasonal temperature variation
Nationality: Fiji Islander; Fiji
Population: 860,000 (2010 UN est.)
GNI per capita PPP: $ 6 282 (year)
Ethnic groups: Indigenous Fijian 54%, Indo-Fijian 40%.
Religion: Christian 52% (Methodist and Roman Catholic), Hindu 33%, Muslim 7%.
Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindi.
Literacy: 93%.
Natural resources: Timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower.
Agriculture products: Sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish.
Industries: Tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries.
Exports partners: USA 23.7%, Australia 18.4%, UK 13.6%, Samoa 6%, Japan 4.8% (2003)
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