Fiji Guide

Fiji Guide

Fiji – country information

Country name Fiji
Official name Republic of Fiji
Capital Suva
Continent Australia and Oceania
Area 18,274 km2
Population 858,038 (2012)
Foundation of a state 10/10/1970
The highest mountains Tomanivi (on Viti Levu) 1323 m
State system a republic with multiple political parties and a bicameral parliament
The biggest cities Suva (capital) 145,000, Lautoka 35,000
Official language English
Ethnicity/National Composition Fijians 50%, Indians 45.5%, others 4.5%
Religious affiliation Christian 53%, Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, Sikh 0.7%, other 0.3%
Currency 1 Fiji dollar (F$) = 100 cents
gross domestic product (GDP) US$4,740 (2012)
Average life expectancy of the population 69.82 years (2006)
Structure of GDP agriculture and fishing 20%, mining 0.5%, industry 13.5%, construction 6.5%, services 59.5%

Country overview

According to Abbreviationfinder, Fiji is a lonely group of islands in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, located about 2100 km north of Auckland, New Zealand. The two largest islands – Viti Levu and Vanua Levu – represent almost 9/10 of the total area of ​​the state.

Fiji – Republic of the Fiji Islands. A country consisting of 322 islands of Melanesia and Polynesia in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, about 110 islands are uninhabited, an area of ​​18333 km2.

The capital is Suva. The official language is English. Currency – Fijian dollar.

The climate is oceanic tropical. The average annual temperature is +26*С.

The largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The islands are mountainous, of volcanic origin, covered with tropical forest. Exports are sugar, coconut oil, timber, canned fish, gold. An important source of income is tourism, the population is 758 thousand people.

Tourists from Russia do not need a visa before entering the country. A visa is issued free of charge at the airport upon entry into the country. The visa is valid for 4 months. The conditions for obtaining a visa are a passport with a validity period of 6 months after leaving the country, a return ticket and the availability of money for recreation.

Resorts and attractions in Fiji

Tavarua is a heart shaped resort island in Fiji.

Interesting facts

The islands were inhabited about 3500 years ago.

The Fiji archipelago was discovered in 1642 by the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman.

The English navigator James Cook was the first to map the modern name of the islands – Fiji. The historical name of the archipelago is Viti.

Fish is the national wealth of Fiji and occupies an important place in the economy and life of the country.

Tourism in Fiji originated in the early 20th century. In 1914, the Grand Pacific Hotel was built in Suva, serving cruise ship passengers.

Country data

Location: South Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 11 (during summer time: CET + 10)

Total area: 18,274 km²

Land area: 18,274 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 1,129 km

Capital: Suva

Regions: 15
Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Nadroga and Navosa, Naitasiri, Namosi, Ra, Rewa, Rotuma, Serua, Tailevu

Electric current: 230, 240 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 679 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Tomanivi 1,324 m


Population: approx. 900,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.7% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 49

Life expectancy: 70 (male), 75 (female)

Official language: English, Fiji


  • 45% Protestant Christians
  • 28% Hindu
  • 9% Roman Catholic
  • 6% Muslim
  • 12% other


In the predominant tropical climate, the summers are dry and the winters are rainy. Due to the wind blowing from the sea, it is pleasantly warm all year round with an average of 23-27 ° C.

The humidity is bearable all year round.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: Fiji dollar (FJD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: Only in the larger cities on the main island.

International credit cards: These are accepted in larger hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts. The export of foreign currencies is limited to the amount of the declared import. Local currency may be exported up to an amount of F $ 500.

The US dollar is recommended as the foreign currency, as this is the easiest to exchange.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 250 cigarettes or 200 g of other tobacco products
  • 2.5 liters of alcoholic beverages
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 17 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

Since the domestic political situation is not particularly stable, you should avoid large crowds.

Behavioral advice

In the months of November to April, strong winds occur again and again, some Bordering countries can reach cyclone strength.

Please inform yourself about the current situation on site before starting a trip.


Agriculture, as the most important branch of industry, produces sugar for export.

Tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange income.

A large part (over 80%) of the energy to supply the country is obtained from hydropower.

Industries: precious metal processing, agriculture, textiles, tourism, sugar processing

Natural resources: fish, gold, wood, copper, hydropower

Land use:

  • Usable land: 10%
  • Grain cultivation: 4%
  • Pasture area: 10%
  • Forests: 65%
  • other: 11%


The southern regions are greener overgrown due to the more frequent rainfall. Tropical rainforests, especially mangroves, and green spaces with many different plant species can be found here.

In the drier areas in the north, the vegetation is more like the savannah. There are mainly bushes and low-growing plant species here.


Only smaller insect species and parts of the bird world originally come from the islands. Many wildlife have been introduced.

Life is particularly diverse in the waters around the islands.

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