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Fiji is a country in the South Pacific Ocean. It is made up of more than 800 scattered islands. About 100 of its islands are permanently inhabited.

Fiji has a total land area of 18,274 square kilometres. The island of Viti Levu (Big Fiji) covers about half this area, and Vanua Levu (Big Land) occupies about a third. Many of the other islands of Fiji are merely piles of sand on coral reefs.

A Short Background

Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century).

A 1990 constitution favored native Melanesian control of Fiji, but led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. Amendments enacted in 1997 made the constitution more equitable.

Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a coup in May of 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. New elections are scheduled for August 2001.

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History of Fiji - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Fiji

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Local Cuisine of Fiji - Find out delicious local cuisines of Fiji

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Geography of Fiji - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Fiji

People of Fiji - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Fiji

Government and Politics in Fiji - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Fiji.

Economy of Fiji - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Fiji

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Transportation in Fiji - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Fiji

Military of Fiji - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Fiji

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