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is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, France's New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas, France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north. The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity started around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC. The country comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of circa 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 850,000. The former contains Suva, the capital and largest city. Most of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres. Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its terrain. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji. Fiji was a British colony up until 1970; British occupation lasted almost a century. Because of the abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources, Fiji is one of the most developed economies in the Pacific island realm. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports. The country's currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji has a local government system where city and town councils fall under the general supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development. President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau became Fiji's president, after a high court ruled that the military leadership was unlawfully appointed after a 2006 coup. During World War II, the United Kingdom allowed for many thousands of Fijians to volunteer to aid in Allies' efforts via their attachment to the New Zealand and Australian army units. The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), consist of land and naval units.

Capital SUVA
Currency Dollaro delle Fiji (FJD)
Country code 00679
Spoken languages ​​ Fijian, hindi, English
Passport

Passport: required, with at least six months of validity.

Health

The inpatient care is of good quality only in the capital Suva (there is a private hospital in Australian properties with high costs for the country but with appropriate services) and in tourist towns of Lautoka and Nadi. Rural areas have only very little equipment and with clinics where public hospitals in general there is a lack of doctors, nurses and medicines. In more serious cases is preferable to a hospital transfer or New Zealand but the Australian entry in Australia or New Zealand for public health emergencies is not guaranteed. In the case of equipment exist only in the embolism. The health situation is generally good, there are no viral infections. Warnings We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other Country. It is recommended to use bottled water.

Climate

The climate is tropical, tempered by the winds from the Southeast and without significant temperature changes. The temperature in Suva, the capital, ranges from an average of 26° c in July and August, with an average of 30 degrees in January, February and March. Cyclonic phenomena can occur during November-April.

Viability

Licence International (Geneva Convention 1949 model). Car insurance RCA compulsory. Driving rules Movement to the left.

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