Fiji

Fiji is located in Oceania, an island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.

Population (2014 est) – 903,207
Area – 11,350 mi
Capital – Suva

Ethnic Background

  • iTaukei (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture) - 56.8% 
  • Indian - 37.5% 
  • Rotuman - 1.2%
  • Other (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) - 4.5% 

Exports - sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil
Imports - manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 70 years, F 75 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 10.2 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 6.3%

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