Fiji Travel Overview

Fiji Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Suva

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

Fidischi – the epitome of the South Seas

Turquoise blue sea, snorkeling in the atoll and palm-roofed beach huts: Fiji is the epitome of the image we have of the South Pacific.

Location and climate

According to Countryaah, Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific comprising two main islands and several smaller side islands. The island states and nearby countries are: Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Australia.
Fiji has a hot, tropical climate. Trade winds and storms are not uncommon. The main typhoons season is November to April, so avoid this time for travel.

Holidays in Fidischi

Fiji invites you to do nothing and just enjoy the landscape. However, you can choose from a wide range of activities should you get bored of doing nothing. The waters around and between the islands are ideal for diving because of their clear and warm water. The islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu are particularly good places for divers. Traveling between the islands is very popular for backpackers and among individual tourists. Just book a ferry to one of the neighboring islands.

useful information

“No man is an Island” – “Nobody is an island” – is a well-known saying. On your trip to Fiji you will discover that the islands do not exist independently of one another, but have developed a lively tradition of knowledge exchange and intertwined trade relationships over the centuries.

Worth seeing

If you have a good level of stamina, a hike to the Tomanivi, Fiji’s highest mountain, on the island of Viti Levu is recommended. From up there you have a beautiful view of the atoll and the beach of the island.

Important facts

Capital: Suva

Official language: English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

FJD / 242

Geography

Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: S -16 ° -34 ‘-41.5 “E 179 ° 24’ 51.9”

Highest mountain: Tomanivi (1,324 m)

Total area: 18,270 km²

Mainland: 18,270 km²

Coastline: 1,129 km

Politics

Dependency: Great Britain until 1970

UN member since: 1970

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy

Economy

Fiji GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Sugar, coconut oil, cobra

BSP: $ 2,462,000,000

GDP: $ 2,683,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 5,610,000,000

Economic growth: 2.6%

Export: $ 1,077,000,000

Import: $ 1,557,000,000

Electricity consumption: 781 million KWh

Oil consumption: 11,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 15.6%

Bovine: 270,000 pieces

Pigs: 148,000 pieces

Fishing: 45,300 t

Demographic data

Residents: 906,000

Residents in cities: 464,000

Average age: 24.6 years

0-14 years: 31.1%

15-64 years: 64.6%

> 65 years: 4.3%

Population growth: 1.4%

Birth rate: 22.73 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 5.65 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -2.94 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.01

Fertility: 2.73 children / woman

Infant mortality: 12.3 ‰

Life expectancy men: 67.32 years

Life expectancy women: 72.45 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: FJ

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: FJI

ISO 3166 numeric: 242

Top Level Domain: fj

IOC country code: FIJ

UN / LOCODE: FJ

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 117,000

Cell Phones: 161,000

Radios: 582,000

TV: 111,000

Computer: 63,000

Internet users: 112,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 597 km

Paved roads: 2,243 km

Cars: 69,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 7

Health

Number of doctors: 430

Daily food intake: 3,020 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 700

Education

Illiteracy: 5%

History

Foundation: 1970

Last sovereign since: 1970

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Crime

Prison inmates: 1,200

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 4,000

Defense Spending: $ 37,000,000

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

Fiji Airways (FJ) (Internet: www.fijiairways.com) is Fiji’s national airline with flights to the Pacific Islands, as well as New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. In addition, Fiji is served by Polynesian Airlines (PH) (Internet: www.polynesianairlines.com) and Qantas (QF) (Internet: www.qantas.com.au). Air New Zealand (NZ) and Korean Air (KE) (Internet: www.koreanair.com) fly to the islands from Europe .
Departure fee

The exit fee is included in the ticket price. Children under the age of twelve are exempt.

Arrival by ship

The international ports are Suva and Lautoka (Viti Levu). Cruise lines such as Captain Cook Cruises (website: www.captaincook.com.au) , Princess Cruises (website: www.princess.com) and Seabourn (website: www.seabourn.com) run on Fiji.

ON THE GO

Traveling by plane

The airlines Fiji Airways (FJ) (Internet: www.fijiairways.com) and Pacific Sun ( Internet: www.pacificsun.com.fj) operate a shuttle service between Nadi and Suva (flight time approx. 30 minutes) as well as regular connections to Vanua, among others Levu, Kadavu, Taveuni, Nausori and Labasa.
In Pacific Crown Aviation and Iceland Hoppers (website: www.helicopters.com.fj) can Helicopter charter.

On the way by car / bus

The main roads are paved. The average travel time from Nadi to Suva is 3 hours (on a paved road). The main route runs from Rakiraki at the northeast end of the island of Viti Levu to Suva via Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and the coral coast. The highway from Rakiraki to Suva via Korovou is under construction. Bus: There is a well-developed bus network (partly open buses) on Viti Levu and the other larger islands. Air-conditioned express buses run between Suva and Nadi as well as Suva and Lautoka. Taxis in cities are metered. However, you should agree on the fare beforehand. Outside the cities there are set prices. Taxis can also be rented on a daily or half-day basis. Rental carare available at international airports and larger hotels on Viti Levu and some more distant islands. Documentation: international driver’s license.
Traffic regulations:
left-hand traffic.
Seatbelt compulsory.
Speed limits:
within built-up areas: 50 km / h;
outside of built-up areas: 80 km / h.

On the way by ship

Numerous providers (e.g. Famous Blue Lagoon Cruises and Captain Cook Cruises) offer one-, two-, four- or seven-day cruises through the Fiji Islands. From Suva and Nadi / Lautoka, day and half-day trips to the islands near the coast are offered. State and private shipping companies operate freight and passenger connections between the more distant islands. Regular ferry connections from Suva to Labasa, Ovalau and Koro Island. Usually there are no timetables, so you should contact the offices of the local shipping companies.
Yachts and motor boats can be rented.