Fiji Islands

Flag of Fiji Islands

Fiji consists of 322 islands (of which 106 are inhabited) and 522 smaller islets. The two most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1,300 metres (4,250 ft), and covered with tropical forests. Viti Levu hosts the capital city of Suva, and is home to nearly three quarters of the population. For a country of its size, Fiji has a large armed forces, and has been a major contributor to UN peacekeeping missions in various parts of the world.Fiji, endowed with forest, mineral, and fish resources, is one of the more developed of the Pacific island economies, though still with a large subsistence sector. The national sport of Fiji is considered to be rugby union, however rugby league is also widely played. The national team is very successful given the size of the population of the country, and has competed at four Rugby World Cups, the first being in 1987, where they reached the quarter-finals.

Established
10/10/1970
Joined Commonwealth
1970
Capital City
Suva
Demonym
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Fiji Islander, Fijian
Country motto
Size
square miles.
Population
944,720
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
per square kilometre. (World ranking: )
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$3431000000 (World ranking:169)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
.743 (World ranking:92)
Currency Code
FJD
Country calling code
679
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