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Fiji has over 300 islands in its archipelago, each fringed with coral reefs and lapped by warm azure waters - the diving and snorkelling are superb. Amid its wealth of natural beauty, Fiji's true magic lies in its people and the fascinating blend of their diverse cultures.

Fiji is an interesting blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European influences. For nearly 50 years, until the military coup of 1987, the indigenous people of Fiji represented an ethnic minority in their own land.

Fiji was the trade centre for the South Pacific during the 19th century, and the British claimed it as a colony in 1874. During the century or so that Fiji remained under British colonial rule, tens of thousands of indentured Indian labourers were imported to work on sugar plantations. Indigenous Fijians, however, managed to hold onto their traditional rites and practices - meke (narrative dance), bure (house) construction, kava ceremonies, tapa-cloth making and pottery.

Full country name: Republic of Fiji
Area: 18,300 sq km
Population: 840,000
Capital City: Suva (pop. 358,500)
People: Indigenous Fijian 50%, Indo-Fijian 45%
Language: Fijian, English
Religion: 53% Christian, 38% Hindus, 8% Muslims, and 1% Sikhs
Government: Democracy
Head of State: President Ratu Josefa Iloilo
Head of Government: Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
Major Industries: Sugar, tourism, gold, fish, lumber and clothing.
Major Trading Partners: Australia, Japan and New Zealand

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  • Mar 7, 2007 at 7:18 AM

    What should the fare be for taxi from airport to Jacks and can you bargain there or are prices set. Thanks, Al Alarcon

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    Dec 13, 2006 at 7:18 AM

    Could sure use some sun, sand & ocean now. I could almost hear island music playing when I opened your page!

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    Sep 3, 2006 at 6:11 AM

    good page, I enjoyed it and would love to go there

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    Feb 4, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    i'm green with envy...

  • awladhassan's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2005 at 6:22 AM

    looks an interesting place to visit.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2005 at 3:48 AM

    Love your opening photo. Great page on Fiji. Lucky you, there wasn't a cyclone while you were there.

  • Sep 15, 2005 at 12:51 AM

    yep, sure looks like paradise to me! although those golden arches of mickey d's peering through the palm trees does not really suit the natural environment! thanks for a lovely page!

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    Aug 29, 2005 at 5:27 AM

    Nice page about this place, useful infos. Greetings from Poland.

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    Feb 2, 2005 at 6:17 PM

    A trip to Fiji would be a dream come true for us. One day we'll make it. And exactly what does a cannibal eat with a cannibal fork?

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    Nov 5, 2004 at 10:20 PM

    It really looks like paradice :-) Beautiful pictures

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