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Republic of Fiji

Matanitu ko Viti  
Fijī Ganarājya
फ़िजी गणराज्य
  
Flag of Fiji
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Location of Fiji
Capital
and largest city
Suva
Official languages English
Bau Fijian
Fiji Hindi[1]
Demonym(s) Fijian
Government Military Appointed Government and Parliamentary Republic
• President
Epeli Nailatikau
Frank Bainimarama
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
10 October 1970
• Republic
28 September 1987
Area
• Total
18,274 km2 (7,056 sq mi) (155th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2009 estimate
849,000[2] (156th)
• 2007 census
837,271 people
• Density
46.4/km2 (120.2/sq mi) (148th)
Satellite Image

Fiji is a small country in the Pacific Ocean. It has 322 islands. The most important islands are Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. The capital city of Fiji is Suva, and the city with the most people is Nadi. There are about 844,330 people in Fiji. The official languages of Fiji are Fijian, English and Hindustani (a mix of Hindi and Urdu). Fiji is part of the Pacific Rim. About 313000 speak Fiji Hindi.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji.[6] Fiji was a British colony up until 1970; British occupation lasted almost a century.[7] They have many forest, mineral, and fish resources.

Divisions and provinces

Map of the divisions of Fiji.

Fiji is divided into Four Major Divisions:

These divisions are divided into 14 provinces:

Cities

Incorporated towns

Fijian law defines "towns" as urbanized areas incorporated as municipal bodies, governed by Town Councils.

Unincorporated towns

The following localities are urbanized, but have not been municipally organized.

Tourism

Bounty Island

Fiji has a lot of tourism and many people go to the Nadi and Denarau islands.[8] Most visitors are from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.[9] Fiji has many soft coral reefs. Scuba diving is a common tourist activity.[8] More budget resorts are being opened in remote areas, which provides more tourism opportunities.[8]

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