FIJI

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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
18.274 km² (151st)

Capital
Suva

Language
English - Fijian

Motto
'Fear God and honour the Queen'

National Flower
Tagimaucia (Medinilla waterhousei)

National Animal
Collared lory (Phigys solitarius)

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Fiji Flag

Fiji, formally the Republic of Fiji, is an island nation in Melanesia, some portion of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean around 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) upper east of New Zealand's North Island. Its nearest neighbors are Vanuatu toward the west, New Caledonia toward the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands toward the southeast, Tonga toward the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna toward the upper east, and Tuvalu toward the north. Fiji comprises of an archipelago of in excess of 330 islands—of which 110 are forever occupied—and in excess of 500 islets, adding up to an all out land territory of around 18,300 square kilometers (7,100 sq mi). The most distant island is Ono-I-Lau. The two noteworthy islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, represent 87% of the absolute populace of 898,760. The capital, Suva, on Viti Levu, fills in as the nation's essential voyage transport port. Most of Fiji's islands framed through volcanic movement beginning around 150 million years prior. Some geothermal movement still happens today, on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. People have lived in Fiji since the second thousand years BC—first Austronesians and later Melanesians, with some Polynesian impacts. Europeans visited Fiji from the seventeenth century onwards, and, after a concise period as an autonomous kingdom, the British built up the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji worked as a Crown province until 1970, when it picked up freedom as the Dominion of Fiji.


Coat of Arms


Fiji Coat of Arms

Territory


Fiji Map

18.274 km2 (151st)


Capital


Fiji Capital

Suva

Suva is the capital and biggest metropolitan city in Fiji. It is situated on the southeast bank of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. In 1877, it was chosen to make Suva the capital of Fiji, as the geology of previous primary European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau, Lomaiviti territory demonstrated excessively prohibitive. The organization of the province was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882. Suva, alongside the flanking towns of Lami, Nasinu, and Nausori have an absolute urban populace of around 330,000, over 33% of the country's populace. Suva is the political, financial, and social focal point of Fiji. It is additionally the financial and social capital of the South Pacific, facilitating most of provincial base camp of significant partnerships, just as universal offices and political missions in the district.


Languague


Fiji Languague

English-Fijian



Motto


Fiji Motto

'Fear God and honour the Queen'



National Flower


Fiji National Flower

Tagimaucia (Medinilla waterhousei)

Medinilla waterhousei, regularly known as Tagimaucia or tagimoucia (tahng-ee-cut theea), is a types of blossoming plant in the family Melastomataceae which is endemic to good country rainforest of the Fijian island of Taveuni. It is a liana bearing dark red and white blossoms in 30 cm-long hanging groups. It just develops at heights of more than 600 m, blossoming from October to December. The bloom is the botanical image of Fiji. The blossom is currently spoken to on the Fiji $50 note supplanting the ruler.


National Animal


Fiji National Animal

Collared lory (Phigys solitarius)

The Collared lory (Phigys solitarius) is a types of parrot in the family Psittaculidae, and it is the main species in the sort Phigys. It is endemic to the islands of Fiji. It is the main Fijian rainforest fowl to adjust to urban scenes and can be found in urban Suva. Grown-up winged creatures are around 20 cm (7.9 in) long and display slight sexual dimorphism. The male has splendid red cheeks, throat, bosom, and upper stomach area. The crown is dim purple. The scruff is lime green and red and a portion of the plumes on the scruff are prolonged. The wings, back, and tail are greenish. The lower stomach area is purple. The bill is yellow-orange, the feet pink-orange, and the irises are orange-red. The female is comparative yet with a paler crown that has a greenish tone posteriorly. Adolescents are more blunt with ambiguous purple transverse striations on the upper stomach area and bosom, and they have a dark colored nose and pale darker irises.


Demonym(s)

Fijian

Population

912,241
(2018 estimate)

Currency

Fijian dollar (FJD)

Time Zone

UTC+12 (FJT)

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