Fiji BASIC INFOMATION
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|UTC/GMT +13 HOURS|
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|16°34'40"S / 0°38'50"W|
|FJ / FJI|
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|Fiji banks list|
Fiji has a total land area of more than 18,000 square kilometers and is located in the center of the Southwest Pacific. It consists of 332 islands, 106 of which are inhabited. Most are volcanic islands surrounded by coral reefs, mainly Viti Island and Varua Island. It has a tropical maritime climate and is often hit by hurricanes, with an average annual temperature of 22-30 degrees Celsius. The geographical position is important and it is the transportation hub of the South Pacific region. Fiji straddles the eastern and western hemispheres, with 180 degrees of longitude running through them, making it the easternmost and westernmost country in the world. |
The total land area is more than 18,000 square kilometers. It is located in the center of the Southwest Pacific. It consists of 332 islands, 106 of which are inhabited. Most are volcanic islands surrounded by coral reefs, mainly Viti Island and Varua Island. It has a tropical maritime climate and is often hit by hurricanes. The average annual temperature is 22-30 degrees Celsius. The geographical location is important and it is the transportation hub in the South Pacific region. Fiji straddles the eastern and western hemispheres, with 180 degrees of longitude running through them, making it the easternmost and westernmost country in the world.
National flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 2:1. The flag ground is light blue, the upper left is a red and white "rice" pattern on a dark blue background. The pattern on the right side of the flag is the main part of the Fiji national emblem. The light blue symbolizes the ocean and sky, and also shows the country's rich aquatic resources; the "rice" pattern is a British flag pattern, a symbol of the Commonwealth of Nations, indicating the traditional relationship between Fiji and the United Kingdom.
Fiji is the place where the Fijian people live forever. Europeans began to emigrate here in the first half of the 19th century and became a British colony in 1874. Fiji became independent on October 10, 1970. The new constitution was implemented on July 27, 1998, and the country was renamed the "Republic of the Fiji Islands".
Fiji has a population of 840,200 (December 2004), of which 51% are Fijians and 44% are Indians. The official languages are English, Fijian and Hindi, and English is generally used. 53% believe in Christianity, 38% believe in Hinduism, and 8% believe in Islam.
Fiji is a country with strong economic strength and rapid economic development among the South Pacific island countries. Fiji attaches great importance to the development of the national economy, promotes investment and exports, and gradually develops an export-oriented economy with "high growth, low taxes, and vitality". The sugar industry, tourism and garment processing industry are the three pillars of its national economy. Fiji has fertile land and is rich in sugar cane, so it is also known as the "sweet island". Fiji's industry is dominated by sugar extraction, in addition to garment processing, gold mining, fishery product processing, wood and coconut processing, etc. Fiji is rich in fishery resources, rich in tuna.
Since the 1980s, the Fijian government has taken advantage of its unique natural conditions to vigorously develop tourism. At present, tourism income accounts for approximately 20% of Fiji’s GDP and is Fiji’s largest source of foreign exchange income. There are about 40,000 people working in the tourism sector in Fiji, accounting for 15% of employment. In 2004, there were 507,000 foreign tourists who came to Fiji for sightseeing, and tourism revenue was nearly US$450 million.
Fiji is located in the center of the sea and air travel between Oceania and North and South America, and is an important transportation hub in the South Pacific. The port of Suva, the capital, is an important international seaport that can accommodate 10,000-ton ships.