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FIJI. General Information. Location: Flag: http:// flagsandanthems.com/flag-fiji.html 12/1/10 http://www.kokenge.com/vacations/fiji / 12/1/10. General Information. Capital City: Suva http:// www.sigatokafiji.com/fiji-guide/fiji-map.cfm 12/1/10

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general information
General Information

Location: Flag:

http://flagsandanthems.com/flag-fiji.html 12/1/10

http://www.kokenge.com/vacations/fiji/ 12/1/10

general information1
General Information
  • Capital City: Suva

http://www.sigatokafiji.com/fiji-guide/fiji-map.cfm 12/1/10

  • Country Population: 875,983 as of July 2010
    • Growth rate: 0.827%
physical geography
Physical Geography
  • Size: 18,274 sq km
  • Includes 332 islands, 110 are inhabited
  • Landforms: Terrain is mostly mountains, formerly volcanic
  • Climate: Unchanging; tropical marine
  • Natural hazards: Cyclonic storms

http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=47505 12/1/10

environmental issues
Environmental Issues
  • Deforestation
  • Soil erosion
                  • http://pacifictropicalhardwood.co.cc/index.php?p=1_16 12/1/10
cultural issues
Cultural Issues
  • Religion: 64.5% Christian Religions, 27.9% Hindu, 6.3% Muslim, .13% other
  • Ethnicities: Fijian (57.3%), Indian (37.6%)
  • Languages: English*, Fijian*, Hindustani
  • Cultural Festivals:
    • Ratu Sir LalaSukuna Day (May 31)
      • Honoring LalaSukuna, former chief of Fiji, considered their greatest statesman.
    • The Bula Festival (July)
    • Hibiscus Festival (November)
    • Sugar Festival
      • All city festivals including parades, pageants, etc.
geopolitical structure
Geopolitical Structure
  • Political Structure: Republic
    • Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches
    • Parties: Dodonu Ni TaukeiParty (DNT) and Fiji Democratic Party (FDP)
  • Colonialism:
    • Originally, colony of UK. Gained independence on October 10, 1970
  • Wars/Conflicts:
    • No wars
    • Source country for children trafficked-International issue
economics
Economics
  • Urban vs. Agriculture:
    • 15.60% Agricultural
    • 84.4% Urban and other
  • Agricultural Resources:
    • sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats, fish
  • Exports:
    • Sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil
  • Export Partners:
    • Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Thailand
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Small group of islands
  • Poor economy, based mostly on exports and tourists
  • Beautiful mountainous region
  • Peaceful country
  • I want to go there because…
    • Friendly, soft-spoken people
    • Culturally enriching
    • Beautiful sites
    • Eye-opening experience
    • Fun festivities to participate in
    • Good tropical food!

http://www.destination360.com/australia-south-pacific/fiji/history 12/1/10

works cited
Works Cited
  • "Festivals of Fiji." Earthy Family. Anicca Inc., 2010. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://earthyfamily.com/FJ-festivals.htm>.
  • "Fiji Islands VisitorsBureau." Photos to Art. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://www.destination360.com/australia-south-pacific/fiji/history>.
  • "Fiji Map." Sigatoka Fiji. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://www.sigatokafiji.com/fiji-guide/fiji-map.cfm>
  • Flags-and-anthems.com. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://flagsandanthems.com/flag-fiji.html>.
  • Island Challenge 2010. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=47505>.
  • "The Fiji Islands." Getting Native in Beautiful Fiji. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://www.kokenge.com/vacations/fiji/>.
  • "The Tropical Rainforest." Pacific Tropical Hardwood. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://pacifictropicalhardwood.co.cc/index.php?p=1_16>.
  • World Factbook. , 2010. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fj.html#top>.