Fiji Islands are among those countries that are rarely interested in someone other than those who already live here. Perhaps in vain – this is a very interesting place, and it is definitely worth it to visit here at least once in your life.
Over the past century and a half, Fiji has changed five names.
The current name is the Republic of Fiji Islands.
In Fiji, three languages have the status of state – English, Fijian and Hindustani.
The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar.
Fiji includes 332 islands, of which about a third are inhabited.
The highest point in Fiji is Mount Tomanivi, whose peak reaches 1324 meters above sea level.
Because of a lack of fresh water, Fijians collect rainwater from roofs in special reservoirs.
On the islands of Fiji there are rivers and lakes.
Here there are more than three and a half thousand kinds of different insects.
Descendants of immigrants from India constitute a third of the population of Fiji, their slightly less than three hundred thousand people.
The Armed Forces of the Republic of the Fiji Islands participate in various UN peacekeeping operations around the world.
The most popular sport in Fiji is rugby.
Fijian dollars have an image of an English queen.
In Fiji, it is customary to go on a visit, take with them some gift for the hosts.
An interesting fact – sunglasses in Fiji are banned, as are hats. Only the leaders can wear them.
Tipping in Fiji can be regarded as disrespect.
In Fiji there is a line of change of dates – the 180th meridian.
On the territory of Fiji there are as many as 28 airports.
There are motor roads only on two islands. Cars, respectively, too.
About 87% of the population lives on the two largest islands of the archipelago.