Driving Directions Fiji
FIJI is a part of Melanesia and comprises more than 800 islands, only about 100 inhabited. It is one of the largest nations in the western Pacific and situated around the 180° International Date Line and about 17° south of the Equator. The two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are extinct volcanoes, and most of the islands in the group fringed with coral reefs.
Fiji has high rainfall, high temperatures, and plenty of sunshine all year-round. The southeast of the islands have tropical rainforests, but a lot of timber felled, and soil erosion is growing. The main cash crop is sugar cane, although copra, ginger, and fish are also exported.
With tourists attracted in ever-growing numbers to Fiji’s coral reefs and unspoiled beaches, tourism is now a major industry and source of revenue. However, it was adversely affected by political coups in the late 1980s and ongoing unrest.
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There are no specific topographic regions in Fij, located in the South Pacific Ocean and surrounds the Koro Sea. Coral reefs fringe the islands, and circular or U-shaped coral atolls and barrier reefs encircle large coastal lagoons. The reefs, rocks, and shoals in Fiji’s waters make navigation on the Koro Sea dangerous.
The western parts of Fiji’s larger islands are flat, dry grasslands.
Fiji is also known for its sandy beaches, which support a thriving tourist industry. Mangrove swamps are found on the eastern coastlines of many of Fiji’s islands.
Did you know about Fiji?
The tagimaucia, a beautiful red and- white flowering plant that resembles the hibiscus, blooms in only one place in the world: on the Tagimaucia River banks in the mountains of Taveuni Island.
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