Guide to FIJI
FIJI which official name is Republic of the Fiji Islands or Fiji, is a country from Oceania located at the Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. FIJI is divided in 4 divisions and 1 dependency . FIJI's capital is Suva which is the most populated city with about 0 inhabitants.
History of FIJI
FIJI's government is republic; a Republic with a No constitutional basis to current regime government type, with President Josefa Iloilo as head of state and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama as head of government.
Other symbols of FIJI are Fijian motto " Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui (Fijian, Fear God and honour the Queen) Fijian anthem "God Bless Fiji Fijian flag.Fijian flag is composed by light blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Fijian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield depicts a yellow lion above a white field quartered by the cross of Saint George featuring stalks of sugarcane, a palm tree, bananas, and a white dove .
FIJI's history is quite long: Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji, led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president. In January 2007, BAINIMARAMA was appointed interim prime minister.
FIJI has an area of 18,270Km ,with a coastline of 1129, this great area is composed by 18,270 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Fijian geography is known by it's mostly mountains of volcanic origin land . This makes Fijian's land specially proclive to cyclonic storms can occur from November to January.
Guide to travel to FIJI
If you are thinking on traveling to FIJI, you will have to take in consideration some points like FIJI's currency, FIJI's weather, FIJI's national holiday and FIJI's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. FIJI`s currency is called dollar ( F$), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, dollar's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.1.5069500000.
FIJI's weather is characterized to be tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to FIJI.
You can also consider to visit FIJI on it's national holiday to get in FIJI's culture. If you do so, FIJI's national holiday is called Independence Day, second Monday of October.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of FIJI: Tomanivi 1,324 m. And try also to get to FIJI's lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit FIJI's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to FIJI, with more than 28 airports and 4 airlines, you will get to FIJI without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. FIJI has about597 of railways, and also203 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
FIJI is known by Fijians as Republic of the Fiji Islands/Matanitu ko Viti or Fiji/Viti in the shortened way. Fijian, about 918,675 people, are composed by different ethnics: Fijian 54.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.4%, other 7.9% (European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2005 estimate). And they also have different languages: English, Bau Fijian, Hindustani, Urdu.
Another relevant point nowadays it's FIJI's religion. Fijians are divided in Christian 53% (Methodist 34.5%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Assembly of God 3.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.6%, other 4.9%), Hindu 34% (Sanatan 25%, Arya Samaj 1.2%, other 7.8%), Muslim 7% (Sunni 4.2%. other 2.8%), other or unspecified 5.6%, none 0.3% (1996 census).
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Latest News of Fiji
|Fiji to keep close China links despite return to democracy
SUVA, Fiji – Fiji's return to democracy will not disrupt a burgeoning relationship with China forged when Western democracies shunned the South Pacific nation in the wake of a 2006 military coup, experts say. Signs of Beijing's influence are everywhere ...
|Fiji coup leader heads for historic poll victory
Suva (Fiji) (AFP) - Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was Thursday on the verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years, as international observers gave the ballot a stamp of approval.
|Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader.
|Fiji ruler looks set to win poll, but opponents spotlight fraud
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji's strongman ruler looked set on Friday to sail to victory in the South Pacific island nation's first elections after eight years of military rule, a contest praised by regional leaders and observers, but clouded by opposition accusations of fraud. Fiji, a tropical idyll about 3,200 km (2,000 miles) east of Australia, has suffered four coups since 1987, the ...
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