Fiji holidays travel guide in the islands of the Koro sea

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Guide Fiji, all useful information and things to know to visit these islands, best time, when to go and necessary documents.

Fiji Islands in brief

  • Capital: Suva (on the island of Viti Levu)
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 18.272
  • Population: 838,699
  • Religion: More than half of the population is Christian (Methodist and Catholic), the remaining is a small Hindu and Muslim minority.

Where are the Fiji

Fiji is an archipelago of over 300 islands arranged in a horseshoe, of which 110 are inhabited, travel Fiji flag surrounded by the Sea of ​​Koro in the Pacific Ocean south western part of Melanesia. The islands are of volcanic origin, some have a morphology mainly mountainous with flat bands along the coast, others are coral atolls, sandy or volcanic islets, the craters inactive. The main islands are Viti Levu Fiji, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Kandavu, Koro and Rotuma. Mount Mount Victoria or Tomaniivi with its 1,324 m is the highest peak located in Viti Levu.

Hydrography

The main rivers, the Sigatoka and Rewa, are located in the island’s largest archipelago, Viti Levu.

Climate

Fiji, located in the intertropical belt, have a warm climate throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of 25 ° C, and a rainy season during the austral summer. The rainiest months are February and March, and the warmest months are January and February.

Population

The indigenous population, which belongs to the strain of the Melanesian Fijians, corresponds to about 50% the Fijians. The remainder is Indians, ca. 40%, came in the period of British colonization, and minority Polynesian, European and Chinese.

Time zone

UTC/GMT +12 hours
During Daylight Saving Time UTC/GMT +13 hours

Language

English, Fijian and Hindi are the official languages of Fiji.

Economy

The political and economic situation in Fiji is influenced by the colonial past of this country. The resulting expansion of the population of Indian origin, due to the English that they did get from indie towards the end of 1800 workers to be employed in the plantations of sugar cane, with time has created situations of conflict of interest with the native population. The Fijian economy is based primarily on agricultural production, mainly cultivation of sugar cane, which is processed into sugar and widely exported. Also there are crops of coconut palm and tropical fruit. To meet domestic demand are cultivated rice, cassava and sweet potatoes. Significant reserves of gold, silver, copper, manganese. Of importance is the presence of tropical forests that supply timber for domestic consumption. As for industrial products, the country depends on foreign. The tourism sector is a driving force for the economy.

When to go to Fiji

The climate of Fiji is pleasant throughout the year, the period to be preferred to visit these islands is the dry season, from May to October. In recent months it rains less, the temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower. During the rainy season, between November and April, tornadoes can occur.

Travel Documents

To enter Fiji is request a passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay.
Visa is required from travelers from certain countries.

Phone

Calling Code: 00679

Electricity

Electricity Supply is 240 V 50 Hz

Currency

Fijian dollar is the official currency in Fiji.

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