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Capital: Suva


Total Population: 898,760
Natural Increase: 0.7%
Density: 49 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 54.1%
Ethnic Origins: Fijian (iTaukei) about 57% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian about 37%, other about 6% (European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese).
Official Language: English, Fijian
Other Languages Spoken: Hindustani (Fijian Hindi)
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 53%, Hindu 34%, Muslim 7%, Others 6%.
National Currency: Fiji Dollar (FJD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 FJD = 0.4120 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 18,270 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An isolated archipelago in the Pacific; tourism, agriculture and the textile industry are the important sectors.
HDI*: 0.727/1
HDI (World Rank): 90/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Fiji Islands, dial 00
To call the Fiji Islands, dial +679
Internet Suffix: .fj
Telephone Lines: 10.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 33.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 59.33% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,2532,8263,2502,9401,700
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,2211,1081,3731,200720
Imports of Services (million USD) 562551547469469
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,1131,1091,1641,1691,247

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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