Fiji profile

Chiefs from Viti Levu at a traditional welcome ceremony Traditional Fijian chiefs still play a role in society
  • Full name: Republic of the Fiji Islands
  • Population: 876,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Suva
  • Area: 18,376 sq km (7,095 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Fijian, Hindi
  • Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Fijian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Sugar, clothing, gold, processed fish, timber
  • GNI per capita: US $3,720 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .fj
  • International dialling code: +679

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