Need to know some facts of Fiji before coming? Find it all out here. And oh yeah, the first fact you need to know... Fiji is paradise. But, I guess you already knew that!
Need more? This page will probably just whet your appetite. In that case, you can devour our hub All About Fiji section. It's an extensive section with information that is non-touristy, which will give you a well-rounded view of the Republic of Fiji.
896,000 (July 2013 est.)
Total - 1.3 million km²
332 (approx. 110 inhabited)
Tropical marine (only slight seasonal temperature variation)
1970 (from the British)
Fijian Dollar (FJD)
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4 (1987 x 2, 2000, 2006)
10-12 per decade (severe, 2 or 3 of these per decade)
Parliament House in Suva
The coups were thought largely to be about the racial tensions between the Indigenous Fijians and the Indo-Fijians. Indo-Fijians are the descendents of the indentured labourers brought from India by the British to work the sugar fields.
Although the coups have hurt Fiji's important tourism industry, tourists in Fiji were virtually unaffected by the coups. In the unlikely scenario of a coup happening during your stay, contact your embassy. Your embassy's details are found back on our hub Fiji Tourism Information page.
November through to April is considered Fiji's 'wet' season. That means heavier rains and more chance of a tropical cyclone to occur. However, a devastating or destructive cyclone is actually quite rare in Fiji.
In January of 2009, a once-in-a-generation of tropical storms slammed Fiji and created havoc across western Viti Levu. At least 11 people died, thousands of villages were forced out of their homes, and hundreds of tourists were left stranded.
Like everywhere else in the world at the moment, the weather is becoming more unpredictable. Check the weather forecasts before visiting.