map of Fiji; source: WR FIJI

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Fiji
country code ISO: FJ //; - FIPS: FJ
location: Western South Pacific Ocean
time zone: +12 UT
surface (land) area: 18270 sq.km = 7054 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 12° S / South: 23° S / East: 171° W / West: 177° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical
Government
independent since: 1970-10-10
type of government: republic
capital: Suva
administrative division: province (4)
Population
population according to the latest census (1996): 775,077
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 832,494; or: 812,000 // - ; 2001: 823,000
population density: 45 per sq.km = 117 per sq.mi
population growth: 1% //; - doubling time: 38 years
birth rate: 24 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 3 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 24 per 1000
life expectancy: 69 years (male: 66; female: 71)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 37% //; - 15-59 years: 58% //; - 60+ years: 5%
urbanisation: 49% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Fijian 51%; Indian 44%; European 2%; other 4%
languages: English (official); Bauan [Fijian], Hindi
religious affiliation: Hindu 38%; Methodist 37%; Roman Catholic 9%; Muslim 8%; other Christian 6%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 2224
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 100%
school enrolment: secondary education: 56%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 87% (male: 90%; female: 84%)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Fiji dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 3,3%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2440 per capita
GNI USD 1820 per capita //; - [ppp: 4480]
GDP growth: 0,7%
income: USD 1830 per capita
import: USD 831 per capita //; - export: USD 545 per capita
trade: USD 1491 per capita //; - or 79% of GDP
trade partners: GB US AU NZ MY SG JP
human development index: 0,757 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 67
female labour force: 31%
unemployment: 5%
tourism: 0,4 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 13% //; - grass land: 3% //; - wooded area: 65% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 44% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 24%
agricultural products: sugarcane, cassava, coconuts, timber
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 360 / goats: 211 / horses: / pigs: 125 / poultry: 3700 / sheep: 8
fish catch: 36374 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 8% //; - part of industry in GDP: 21%
industrial products: sugar, food processing, light industry
mining products: gold, silver, copper
CO2 emission per capita: 0,9
services: labour force: 48% //; - part of services in GDP: 56%
energy use (kg per capita): 527
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita): 42
Traffic, communication
road network: 4821 km //; - of which paved: 20% [other source: 50%] //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 47 per 1000
railways: 595 km //; - railways passenger/km:
navigable inland waterways: 203 km
ownership telephone: 83 - 101 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 574 - 636 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 87 - 97 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 45 per 1000
persons per post office: 2930
personal computers: 55 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Tomanivi (Mt. Victoria) 1323 m, Nadrau 1224, Koroyanitu 1195, Monavatu 1131
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): only a few ones, nameless on the maps or in atlantes at the disposal of the compiler
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Rewa River, Sigatoka River, Ba River, Navua River
canals: unknown
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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