Fiji Area Code

+679 is the dialing code for Fiji.

The Republic of Fiji in the southwest Pacific consists of hundreds of large volcanic islands and smaller coral islands. The country’s economic base consists of tourism and sugar production. The former British colony has long been plagued by contradictions between Fijian residents and descendants of contract workers from India. Four coups between 1987 and 2006 led to periods of dictatorship. In 2009, a return to popular election began and democratic elections could be held in 2014. The winner of the election became the former dome leader Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama.

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Geography and climate

Fiji Area Code

Fiji is an island in the southwest Pacific Ocean, halfway between the equator and New Zealand’s northern tip. It consists of around 850 islands, atolls and reefs on an underwater plateau around the rather shallow Koro Sea. Around 100 of the islands are inhabited.

The two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, occupy close to nine tenths of the total land area, which is comparable to Värmlands. Viti Levu is one of the largest islands in Oceania; here is the capital Suva.

The main islands are of volcanic origin and are mountainous, with deep gorges in the coastal landscapes. On the east and south sides of the islands, rainforest or planted forest grows, while the vegetation on the drier leafs resembles savanna. Fiji’s smaller islands are usually low coral islands. The island of Rotuma also belongs to Fiji about 50 km north of Fiji group.

Fiji has a tropical sea climate, characterized by the constantly windy southeast passage. The temperature variations are small and it rains a lot.

Most precipitation falls on the windy east and south coasts of the islands. However, the period from May to October is slightly drier and cooler than November to April, when hurricanes can occur.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 23.3 %
Land area 18274 km 2

Population and health

Population development 0.67 ‰
Urban population (Urbanization) 53.7 %
Death rate 6.04 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 75.2 years
Life expectancy: Men 69.79 years
Birth rate 19.43 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.727
Population 909389
Infant mortality 9.94 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 858 million kWh
Energy consumption per resident 627.7 kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 36.7 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 97 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 179 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 8.8% of the workforce
GDP 9000 per resident
Primary occupations 70 %
Secondary profession 15 %
Tertiary professions 15 %

FACTS – GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

Surface

18 376 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish +11 hours

Capital with number of residents

About 87,000

Other major cities

Lautoka, Nadi (both on the island of Viti Levu)

Highest mountain

Tomaniivi (Mount Victoria; on Viti Levu, 1,324 m above sea level)

Average Precipitation / year

Approximately 3,000 mm

Average / day

27 °C (Jan), 23 °C (July)