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Fiji Presentation

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Fiji Lau Islands at http://www.soleilorganique.com/sun-protection/lau-islands-in-fiji/ Facts Current President: Epeli Nailatikau
The capital: Suva, it is on the southern part of Viti Levu
Population as of 2009: 849,000
Fiji is made up of approximately 322 separate islands
National Anthem: God bless Fiji
Population density: 49.4 people per square kilometer
Fiji's total area is 18,274 kilometers sq. which is equal to 7,056 sq. miles of land.
The main languages in Fiji are Fijian and English
Fiji's most popular sport in Fiji is definitely rugby All of the 322 different islands are volcanic. They lie in the South Pacific ocean, east of the continent of Australia. The 2 main islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. ://www.google.com/search?q=map+of+fiji+islands&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=li&safe=active&biw=1680&bih=978&sei=jnanUfPYFanXygHk4YF4 Throughout the years, many wars have occurred between
tribes that have settled in Fiji, but they were extremely gruesome and many of the tribes ate each other after they killed them.
When the Europeans settled they made a truce with Fiji and then the cheif leader of one of the tribes, Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau became the King of Fiji and he helped the Europeans imort and export trades to Fiji. Christianity is the main religion in Fiji, but there are many other small populated religions that still thrive in that area like animism or shamanism, as well as some eastern religions including Most of the population on Fiji are Christian. However there are still some vague essence of some animism and Shamanism, which in Fiji tradition uses forms of divination. There are a few eastern religions, such as Hindu, Islamic, and Sikhism, but they are are few as well. Fiji's biggest export is clothing, followed by sugar and honey, fish, and gold.

Some of Fiji's largest imports are fuel, telecommunication equipment, vehicles, rice, sugar cane, wheat, medicine, meats, and natural gas. Fiji has many natural resources, but since some of the islands can produce other resource's, some have very low economical value because there is so little of it.







Some of Fiji's highly produced natural resources are timer, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil, and hydropower. At the time Fiji is a major tourist attraction. This is causing the population to rise, because more people continue to move here, or they decide to stay after taking a vacation there.






In 1999 the population was only around 795,000. Now in 2013, they population stands at an estimate of 890,057 people, that's almost an increase of 100,000 in less than 14 years. With Fiji's population at rapid growth, unemployment rates continue to rise and more jobs are trying to be made, but the government just can't keep up with the drastic population increase. Fiji's soil is very fertile, which allows it to grow sugarcane, coconuts, cassava, rice, sweet potatoes, bananas, pineapples, and lumber.











Fiji is a very self-sufficient country, all of the things listed here are some of their major foods that are extremely common in this country. Due to the many mix of religions, there are many holidays that we are not accustomed to, and some that we have ourselves. these are some of the holidays celebrated in Fiji,
New years
Good Friday
Easter
Fiji Week
Diwali
Christmas
Boxing Day
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday In Fiji there is a large diversity of housing. Some of the house's are practically shaqs that have straw roofs, there are regular residential homes, and there are beach side resort homes that can scale to a mansion. Fiji has a tropical marine climate, which means that it stays warm all year. Even in the cold season, the average temperature is 72 degrees Fahrenheit. During the warm seasons there is more rainfall. Cyclones occur usually once per year.






Fiji's highest point is on Mount Tomanivi, the peak sits at 4,344 feet above sea level. Mount Tomanivi is located on Viti Levu. There are many means of transportation on Fiji. Most people fly to Fiji, but when your on the paths and streets there are many things you will see. Fiji has many bus routes since most of the people that are not involved in recreational things don't have a car. You can also pay a cab to drive you around. If you are looking to travel to one of the other islands than your best bet is to take one of the many ferries to your destination. Fiji does not have major social classes, because Fiji now makes much of its profit off of tourism. When someone from another country comes and they have quite a bit of money, they usually don't stay there for long periods, if they even do buy a house. The native Fijians assign each family member a certain roll to play, and that is what they usually pursue to make money for their family. The life expectancy in Fiji is 69 years, and the United States life expectancy is 78 years, so the average American will live 9 years longer than the average Fijian.


Fiji's time zones are 7 hours behind us, so if it is 10am in the U.S., it is 3am in Fiji. Fiji is a Parlimentary republic The End The currency in Fiji is the Fijian dollar. 1 u.s. dollar is equal to 1.84 Fijian dollars.
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