Fiji

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Fiji on World Map

Continent – Australasia

Region – Polynesia

Size – 18,270 km²

Geography – mountainous, mostly volcanic

Language – English, Fijian

Religion – 53% Christian, 34% Hindu, 7% Muslim, 6% Other

Monetary Unit – Fijian Dollar


Natural Resources
– timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential

Agriculture – sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish

Industry – tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries

Fiji Map

Neighbouring Countries – None – island group

Population – 903,207 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.38%

Average Life Expectancy – 72.15

Capital City – Suva (88,271)

Highest Mountain – Tomanivi (1,324 m)

Longest River – Rewa (145 km)

Climate – tropical, warm 20°C to 29°C

Yearly Rainfall – 300 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – Mangrove, Coconut, grasses

Animal Life – bats, rats, snakes, frogs, lizards

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Fiji. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/fiji.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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