Official language: English
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.
“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.
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.
Official language: English
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
FJD / 242
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
Dependency: Great Britain until 1970
UN member since: 1970
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
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
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
Telephone connections: 117,000
Cell Phones: 161,000
Internet users: 112,000
Railway lines: 597 km
Paved roads: 2,243 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 7
Number of doctors: 430
Daily food intake: 3,020 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 700
Last sovereign since: 1970
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 1,200
Armed forces (troop strength): 4,000
Defense Spending: $ 37,000,000
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 .
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.
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.