Facts about Fiji
Official languages: English, Fiji
Area: 18,270 km²
Population: 875,983 residents
Population density: 47.95 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .fj
ISO codes: FJ, FJI, 242
The telephone code for Fiji is +679
Flag of Fiji
Even the first look at the flag of Fiji, which was adopted at independence in 1970, suggests that this island nation was once under British rule. The flag is composed of a light blue sheet and a miniature of the Union Jack in the upper pole field. Additionally, the flag bears the coat of arms of Fiji, which features a yellow lion holding a cocoa bean and a St. George’s cross. The resulting fields of the coat of arms depict a sugar cane stalk, a coconut palm, a white dove carrying an olive branch in its beak and a bunch of bananas. These commodities are typical of Fiji and were not imported to the islands. The light blue color of the leaf is meant to resemble the Pacific Ocean, which Fiji is surrounded by.
Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific north of New Zealand and east of Australia. See Fiji Location on World Map. Fiji has been independent since 1970 and a republic since 1987 with the capital Suva on the island of Viti Levu.
Biggest Cities of Fiji by Population
Suva is the largest city in Fiji, located on the main island of Viti Levu. With a population of about 85,000 people, it is by far the most populous urban area in the archipelago. Suva is known for its tropical climate, vibrant culture and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and sea. The city has a variety of shops and services that cater to both local residents and visitors from abroad. There are also several lodging options for visitors to the city including hotels, guesthouses and camping sites. Additionally, Suva is home to several museums such as Fiji Museum which showcases artifacts from across the archipelago’s history as well as art galleries showcasing works from Fijian artists. The city also has two historic churches – St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Sacred Heart Cathedral – which date back to colonial times. Finally, Suva boasts a bustling harbor with regular ferry service to nearby islands such as Taveuni Island and Kadavu Island.
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital is called Suva and is located in the southeast of the island of Viti Levu. About 86,000 people live here. A total of 900,000 people are distributed across the islands.
The highest mountain is called Tomanivi and you can also find it on the island of Viti Levu. He is also known under the name Mount Victoria . The longest river in the country is the Rewa River on the island of Viti Levu with a length of 145 kilometers. The Rewa River rises from the Tomanivi and flows into the Laucala Bay near the capital Suva.