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Republic of Fiji
  • Matanitu Tugalala o Viti  (Fijian)
  • फ़िजी गणराज्य Fijī Gaṇarājya  (Fiji Hindi)
Motto: "Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui" (Fijian)
"Fear God and honour the Queen[1] "
Anthem: "God Bless Fiji"
Location of Fiji
and largest city
18°10′S 178°27′E / 18.167°S 178.450°E / -18.167; 178.450
Official languages
Recognised regional languagesRotuman
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary representative democratic republic
• President
Jioji Konrote
Frank Bainimarama
Epeli Nailatikau
• from the United Kingdom
10 October 1970
• Republic
7 October 1987
• Total
18,274 km2 (7,056 sq mi) (151st)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
926,276[6] (161st)
• 2017 census
• Density
46.4/km2 (120.2/sq mi) (148th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$9.112 billion[8]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$5.223 billion[8]
• Per capita
Gini (2013)36.4[9]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.743[10]
high · 93rd
CurrencyFijian dollar (FJD)
Time zoneUTC+12 (FJT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+13[11] (FJST[12])
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideLeft
Calling code+679
ISO 3166 codeFJ
Internet TLD.fj


Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands—of which about 110 are permanently inhabited—and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The most outlying island group is Ono-i-Lau. About 87% of the total population of 883,483 live on the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts: either in the capital city of Suva; or in smaller urban centres such as Nadi—where tourism is the major local industry; or in Lautoka, where the sugar-cane industry is dominant. The interior of Viti Levu is sparsely inhabited because of its terrain.