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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ 14 Fun Facts about Fiji ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ

Looking to increase your countries of the world knowledge and better your chances in the pub quiz? Why not start off with these 14 fun facts about Fiji!

1.ย ย ย  Fijiโ€™s more than one island โ€“ there are hundreds!

The Fiji Islands comprise 333 islands in the South Pacific โ€“ who knew?

2.ย ย ย  Fiji is sparse compared to its island numbers.

The population of Fiji is 889,953 (2019), a small number considering the number of islands โ€“ it works out as an average of just over 2,500 residents per island!

3.ย ย ย  Much of Fiji isnโ€™t actually inhabited.

But of these islands, only approximately 110 are inhabited, so that explains #2!

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Flag of Fiji

4.ย ย ย  Fiji offers an incredible series of landscapes.

The islands boast beaches, coral gardens and rain forests, so letโ€™s get packing!

5.ย ย ย  Want to connect to Fiji?

To call your friends in Fiji youโ€™ll need to use the international dialling code +679.

6.ย ย ย  The islands are bigger than you might think.

The total area of the islands amounts to 7,095 square miles (18,376 square kilometres).

7.ย ย ย  Fijiโ€™s closest neighbours are way down under.

Fiji sits in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealandโ€™s North Island. Fiji is part of Oceania โ€“ a collective name for the lands of the Pacific Ocean.

8.ย ย ย  Fiji isnโ€™t classified like other countries.

Remarkably, the islands are not part of a continent!

9.ย ย ย  Fiji has a capital despite its many, many islands.

Its capital, Suva, is located on the largest island, Viti Levu, where the majority of the population reside.

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Tokoriki Island, Fiji

10. Fijiโ€™s weather is solidly tropical.

The people of Fiji have nothing to complain about weather-wise as the islands only experience a slight seasonal temperature variation, lucky them!

11. Time to head to the exchange!

Fijiโ€™s currency is called the Fijian Dollar.

12. Fiji was once part of Great Britain.

In 1970, Fiji gained independence after 96 years as a British colony.

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13. Fiji has a wide and varied trade.

Fijiโ€™s industry comprises of tourism, sugar, clothing, fish and copra (the dried meat and kernel of coconuts which is used to extract coconut oil).

Fiji exports sugar, garments, gold, coconut oil, molasses, timber and fish โ€“ something nice there for everyone!

14. Growing land in Fiji is sparse.

Only about 11% of Fijiโ€™s land is arable. From this land the agricultural industry produces sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice and cattle.

 

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