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Where is Fiji?

Most people have heard of Fiji, but if you were to ask them ‘Where is Fiji’ they wouldn’t be able to tell you. If you don’t know it either then you’ve come to the right place to find out. Fiji is a country, and is officially called the Republic of Fiji. Its capital is Suva, and it has a population of around 858 thousand people. It is the most well developed country in the region, and owes its development to the abundant natural resources. It is also a popular tourist destination due to its location. The currency used here is the Fijian Dollar, and the languages spoken here are English, Fijian, and Hindi.

Where is Fiji Geographically? Fiji is a popular destination due to its beautiful surrounding and landscapes. It is a country that is made up of man islands and islets. There are 332+ islands within the limits of Fiji, and around 110 of the islands are permanently inhabited. The total land area of Fiji, including more than 500 islets, is around 18,300 square kilometers. The region that Fiji falls in is called the Melanesia, which contains 3 other countries, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. The country is in the South Pacific Ocean, and is located on the northeastern side of New Zealand, at a distance of about 2000 kilometers.

There are many other famous tourist destinations around Fiji. On the west you will find Vanuatu, on the southwest of Fiji lies New Caledonia (which is under France), on the southeastern side lie the Kermadec Islands (which come under New Zealand), on the east you will find Tonga, and Tuvalu is located on the north of Fiji. The Samoas, and Wallis and Futuna (which are also under France) can also be found on the north east side of Fiji.

The majority of the population of the country lives in its two biggest islands, Vanua Levu and Viti Lev. The biggest city (and also the capital) Suva is located within the Viti Levu, which also includes 2 other urban centers Lautoka and Nadi. Fiji was formed due to strong volcanic activity in the past, however by now all the volcanic activity is settled and the condition of the region is stable. Fiji is also the main place from where the South West Pacific goes, and is almost in the middle of Tonga and Vanuatu. The islands that make up Fiji are willed with beautiful mountains and lush green forest areas.

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