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About Fiji in detail
Where is Fiji?
Fiji, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 18 08 S 178 25 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.
What is the capital of Fiji?
The capital city of Fiji is: Suva.
What is the time in Suva?
It is 17 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Suva is: UTC+12.
What is the Internet code for Fiji?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Fiji is: .fj
What is the size of Fiji?
The territory of Fiji is total: 18,274 sq km; land: 18,274 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Fiji is slightly smaller than New Jersey.
If we would like to walk around and discover Fiji, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Fiji?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Fiji is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,129 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Fiji?
The climate of Fiji is tropical marine: only slight seasonal temperature variation.
Geographical data of Fiji
The elevation of Fiji; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Tomanivi 1,324 m.
The typical geographical details of Fiji include mostly mountains of volcanic origin.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Fiji is includes 332 islands; approximately 110 are inhabited.
Resources and land use of Fiji
The country’s main mined products are timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 23.3%; arable land 9%; permanent crops 4.7%; permanent pasture 9.6%; forest: 55.7%; other: 21% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Fiji
The number of inhabitants of Fiji is 915,303 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 53.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Fiji is concentrated in SUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Fiji
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese). Note: a 2010 law replaces 'Fijian' with 'iTuakei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji (2007 estimate).
Spoken languages in Fiji
The spoken languages in Fiji are the following: English (official language), Fijian (official language), Hindustani.
What are the most important religions in Fiji?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%), Hindu 27.9%, other Christian 10.4%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.3%, none 0.8% (2007 estimate).
Further population data of Fiji
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.88% (male 130,414 / female 124,774) 15-24 years: 16.42% (male 76,709 / female 73,565) 25-54 years: 41.11% (male 192,605 / female 183,681) 55-64 years: 8.29% (male 38,427 / female 37,412) 65 years and over: 6.31% (male 26,534 / female 31,182) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Fiji is 0.63% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Fiji the birth rate is 19 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Fiji the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Fiji, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Fiji are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Fiji
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Fiji, endowed with forest, mineral, and fish resources, is one of the most developed and connected of the Pacific island economies. Earnings from the tourism industry, with an estimated 755,000 tourists visiting in 2015, and remittances from Fijian’s workFiji's sugar remains a significant industry and a major export. The sugar industry reforms since 2010 have improved productivity and returns, but the industry faces the complete withdrawal of European Union preferential prices by 2017. Fiji’s trade imbalaThe return to parliamentary democracy and successful elections in September 2014 have boosted investor confidence. Private sector investment in 2016 exceeded 20% of GDP, compared to 13% in 2013..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Fiji is $4.556 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Fiji is 2.5% (2016 estimate) 4.3% (2015 estimate) 5.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Fiji this is $9,400 (2016 estimate) $9,200 (2015 estimate) $8,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Fiji produces?
The main agricultural products of Fiji are sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries.
Drinking water source in Fiji
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.5% of population, rural: 91.2% of population, total: 95.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.5% of population, rural: 8.8% of population, total: 4.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Fiji
In Fiji the average number of childbirth is 2.44 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Fiji
The average age of the population is total: 28.6 years; male: 28.4 years, female: 28.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Fiji it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Fiji is -6.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Fiji. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Fiji a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Fiji
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Fiji density of the hospital beds is 2 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Fiji the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Fiji the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Fiji is 35.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Fiji? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Fiji are cyclonic storms can occur from November to January.
More interesting facts about Fiji
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Reelected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Following years of political turmoil, long-delayed legislative elections were held in September 2014 that were deemed "credible" by international observers and that resulted in BAINIMARAMA being reelected..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Fiji: 10 October 1970 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Fiji
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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 blue symbolizes the Pacific ocean and the Union Jack reflects the links with Great Britain; the shield - taken from Fiji's coat of arms - depicts a yellow lion above a white field quartered by the cross of Saint George; the four quarters depict stalks of sugarcane, a palm tree, bananas, and a white dove.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Fiji: Fijian canoe; national color: light blue.
Constitution of Fiji
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Fiji?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Fiji is common law system based on the English model.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Fiji, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament (50 seats; members directly elected in a nationwide, multi-seat constituency by open-list proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms; the new constitution of 2013 restructured Parliament from bicameral to unicameralelections: last held on 17 September 2014 (next to be held in 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - Fiji First 59.2%, SDL 28.2%, National Federation Party 5.5%, other 7.1%; seats by party - Fiji First 32, SDL 15, National Federation Party 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Fiji
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Fiji the labor force is 350.1 (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Fiji is total: 9.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 10.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 8.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Fiji is 8.8% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Fiji, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.6% highhest 10%: 34.9% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Fiji the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Fiji the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.6% highhest 10%: 34.9% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Fiji
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Fiji is; revenues: $1.232 billion, expenditures: $1.469 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 27% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Fiji is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Fiji
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate), 1.4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Fiji
Fiji, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Fiji is: $986.3 million (2016 estimate), $1.233 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil, mineral water.
The most important imported products are: manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 16.2%, South Korea 15.7%, NZ 14%, Australia 13.4%, Singapore 8.7%, France 7% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Fiji
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Fiji, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 48.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 5.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Fiji, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Fiji; modern local, interisland, and international (wire/radio integrated) public and special-purpose telephone, telegraph, and teleprinter facilities; regional radio communications center; subject to occasional devastating cyclonesdomestic: telephone or radio telephone links to almost all inhabited islands; most towns and large villages have automatic telephone exchanges and direct dialing; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 115 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 679; access to important cable links between US and Canada, as well as between NZ and Australia; satellite earth stations - 2 Inmarsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Fiji
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Fiji: 28 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Fiji: total: 3,440 km, paved: 1,686 km, unpaved: 1,754 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Fiji: 203 km (122 km are navigable by motorized craft and 200-metric-ton barges) (2012).
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Facts about Fiji
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Fiji, conventional short form: Fiji, local long form: Republic of Fiji/Matanitu ko Viti, local short form: Fiji/Viti, etymology: the Fijians called their home Viti, but the neighboring Tongans called it Fisi, and in the Anglicized spelling of the Tongan pronunciation - promulgated by explorer Captain James COOK - the designation became Fiji.
|Abbrevation: Fiji||Geographic coordinates:
18 00 S, 175 00 E
|Capital of Fiji: Suva||GPS of the Capital:
18 08 S 178 25 E
|Position: Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand|
|Land area: total: 18,274 sq km; land: 18,274 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains of volcanic origin
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey|
|Population: 915,303 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.63% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.85 male(s) / female, total population: 1.03 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $986.3 million (2016 estimate), $1.233 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $2.397 billion (2016 estimate), $2.283 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 16.2%, South Korea 15.7%, NZ 14%, Australia 13.4%, Singapore 8.7%, France 7% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 53.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 28.6 years; male: 28.4 years, female: 28.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 421,000. Percent of population: 46.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 72,565. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 966,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 106 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 8.8% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Fijian(s) adjective: Fijian||National holidays: Constitution Day, 7 September; Fiji (independence) Day, 10 October (1970)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.7 years. Male: 70 years, female: 75.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.44 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 19 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law system based on the English model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries||Industrial production growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.5% (2016 estimate) 4.3% (2015 estimate) 5.3% (2014 estimate)|
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