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Fiji is a group of islands which form one small country in Oceania. Together with 3 other countries, Fiji forms a group of islands known as Melanesia.

Fiji is in the Pacific Ocean.

The land is mostly mountains of volcanic origin.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Fiji, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 18 00S
Longitude - 175 00E

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Check the weather in Nadi now. Nadi is on the west of the main island while the capital, Suva, is on the east. They are about 190kms apart. Sadly, we have no data for Suva.


This is the time in Suva now


fiji The Fijian flag is light blue with the flag of The United Kingdom in the top quarter on the flag pole side. The Fijian shield is in the centre of the other side of the flag. At the top of the shield is is a yellow lion on a red background above a white, quartered shield. The four quarters show, a sugar cane, a palm tree, bananas and a white dove. The blue colour of the whole flag represents the ocean.

The capital of Fiji is Suva.

Fiji is a parliamentary republic with a Prime Minister as head of government and a President as head of state.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Fiji is the Fijian dollar. Fiji is a member of the Commonwealth.

Fijian and English are the official languages.

Hear the National Anthem


These are the anthem words


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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Fiji to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Fiji is 18,274 sq kms which is the 5th largest in Oceania.

Fiji has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Fiji has no boundaries with other countries.

Fiji has a coastline of 1,129 kms which is the 9th longest in Oceania.

The highest point in Fiji is Tomanivi at 1,324 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. fiji
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People

The total population of Fiji is 915,303 people, making it the 4th largest country in Oceania by population.

Of this number 450,614 are females and 464,689 are males.

A person from Fiji is called a Fijian.

To be a citizen of Fiji, one of your parents must be a citizen of Fiji. It is not sufficient to be born in Fiji. You have to live in Fiji for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Fiji, by population are:-

  • Suva 77,366 people
  • Lautoku 52,500
  • Nadi 42,284
  • Labasa 27,949
  • Ba 14,596
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. fijiEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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53.7% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Fiji is 19.0 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Fiji is 6.1 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 8.7 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 10.7 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 28.8 and for males is 28.4. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no information about the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 8.9. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 11.2. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Fiji spends 4.5% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.43 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 2.0 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

30.2% of the population are estimated as obese.

99.5% of the urban population and 91.2% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

93.4% of the urban population and 88.4% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Fiji releases 1.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 4th highest in Oceania.
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Education

Fiji spends 3.9% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Fiji. Primary education is for eight years until age 14 and compulsory. Secondary education can be for a further five years but is not compulsory. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the middle of January and finishes in the middle of November. There is usually a 2 week break at the end of April and a 2 week break in the middle of August.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

15.4% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 22.4% are unemployed while with males 11.9% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Fiji is 347,526.

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  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
8.8% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 4 paved airports in Fiji, which is the 5th highest number in Oceania.
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There are 597 kilometres of railways in Fiji, the 3rd longest in Oceania.
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There are 3,440 kilometres of roads in Fiji, which means Fiji is in 4th place for the most kilometres of roads in Oceania.
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There are 2 major national newspapers in Fiji.

There are 966,000 mobile phone users.

8% of the people have a fixed landline.

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421,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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