Fiji Islands

Definition:

The Republic of Fiji, is a country of Oceania located in the South Pacific Ocean. Total area 18,270 km2. Its population (July 2015) 909 3891 hab. Its capital city and big city: Suva.

Vuna Reef, Taveuni, Fiji

Author: Tim O’Shea . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Situation

Source of the original map:Spiridon Ion Cepleeanu / commons.wikimedia.org

Clouds Fiji Sky Palm Trees Tropics Sand Beach

Source: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/

History:

The Fiji Islands were discovered by the explorer Abel Tasman in the seventeenth century, with its ancient Austronesian inhabitants.

In the nineteenth century, the Europeans colonized these islands to occupy them permanently. In 1874, the islands were under British control until their independence on 10 October 1970.

The Fiji Times Building (Suva)

 User:Matthias Süßen. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Fijian policemen, Suva , July 1967

Author: Andy Newton from Shaftesbury . Source:en.wikipedia.org

Parliament Suva

User:Matthias Süßen . Source: en.wikipedia.org

Geography:

Fiji consists of  Of the 322 islands and 522 islets, that make up the archipelago, 106 are permanently inhabited. The relief is mountainous, with steep peaks culminating at 1300 meters. The two most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1200 m, and covered with tropical forests.

The climate is divided into two major seasons: from November to April, the rainy season, with high humidity and precipitation, especially between December and early April; The dry season or Fijian winter, from May to October, where there is little rain, mild temperatures and less or no cyclones.

JMLeb Fiji

Author: J.-M. Lebigre . Source: fr.m.wikipedia.org

Ocean Reef Coral Tropical Underwater Fiji Natural

Source: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/

Fiji Palm Trees Resort

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Peaceful Tranquility Fiji Sea Idyllic Beach

Source: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/

The Point (Fiji)

Author: on-Eric Melsæter from Oslo, norway . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Tropical Sand Pacific Beach Palm Water Fiji

Canon PowerShot A95. Source: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

Economy:

The Fiji Islands, possess one of the most developed economies of the Pacific Islands, with exports of sugar, minerals, fish resources and tourism.

Mercury House Suva

User:Matthias Süßen . Source: en.wikipedia.org

Suva bus

Author: Maksym Kozlenko / Максим Козленко. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Suva City Walu Bay Industrial

Author: Qiliho . Source: en.wikipedia.org

MHCC the Meeting Point, Suva

Author: Maksym Kozlenko. Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Civilization:

The Fiji Islands are celebrated in by:

  • Culture and traditional arts of Fijian and Indian origins.
  • Fiji Museum in the Thurston Gardens in Suva
  • Historic Port of Levuka (World Heritage)
  • Holi or phagua (Festival of Colors) every month February
  • Bula Festival in Nadi, every month July
  • The teams of Fiji rugby, XV, XIII, and XII

Fiji Museum Clock Tower Suva

User:Matthias Süßen . Source:commons.wikimedia.org

Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Govt Bldgs, Suva

Author: Qiliho . Source: en.wikipedia.org

Music show in Fiji

Author: miguel sanchez – Fiji . Source: en.wikipedia.org

Rugby : Australie-Fidji

Author: Ben.83 . Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Southern Waterfront, Suva

Author: Qiliho . Source: en.wikipedia.org





 

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