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Fiji - Republic of Fiji (Fiji. Matanitu Tugalala o Viti, Fiji. Hindi Fidźi Ganaradźja / फ़िजी गणराज्य)

The Republic of Fiji is located in the archipelago of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and south of Tuvalu. The modern name is derived from the Fiji distorted name of the main island of the country, Viti Levu, namely his Tongan pronunciation. Fiji Islands consists of several hundred islands, which are covered with dense tropical vegetation and surrounded by coral reefs. Local lagoon with white sand beaches are known around the world, very often sets for films and commercials. Colorful population of small villages with their distinctive way of life will be particularly interesting for curious tourists.

Divers around the world seek to get to Fiji, as the archipelago is a "world capital of soft corals." Here there is famous among surfers six-meter wave "Cloud Breyker." Fiji - the perfect place for a "honeymoon", because some of the small islands of the archipelago barely accommodate a more than 10 tourists. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - tours, beach holidays, leisure (diving, surfing).

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

Island country located in the heart of the South Pacific on the eponymous archipelago. Fiji Islands is part of Melanesia and consists of 322 islands and islets, 105 of which are inhabited. The total area of ​​the country - 18,376 square meters. km, which, in addition to the archipelago of Fiji, includes the island of Rotuma (400 km north of Fiji). The two largest islands of Fiji - Viti Levu (10.4 thousand sq. km) and Vanua Levu (5.5 thousand sq. km). Just east of the archipelago extends Date Line.

The country's territory is 18 274 km². 

Most of the island is of volcanic origin. On them prevails mountainous terrain. As a rule, the central part of the islands has a strongly dissected relief, and stretching along the coast lowlands. The highest point in the country is located on the island of Viti Levu, is the mountain Tomanivi (1322 m). The rest of the island - coral, they have a flat terrain with lower heights. Fiji archipelago is surrounded by coral reefs.

Population: more than 850 thousand people.

CapitalSuva, 85 thousand inhabitants.

Biggest cities: Suva.

Languages: English, Fijian, Hindustani.

Religion: a large part of the believing population - Christians (52%). They are mainly Methodists and Catholics. About 38% of believers preach Hinduism, 8% - Islam.

Time zoneUTC +12.

Calling code: +679.

Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD), 1 Fijian dollar is equal to 100 cents. In turnover are banknotes of denomination of 50, 20, 10, 5, and 2 dollar and coins $1, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 1.83 FJD, 1.00 EUR ≅ 2.48 FJD.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Fiji