Fiji Guide

Fiji Guide

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

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

Religions:

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

Climate

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.

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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.

Economy

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%

Plants

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.

Animals

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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