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Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration.

The population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable.

  • Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands;
  • Taveuni Island (includes Bouma National Heritage Park);
  • Beqa Lagoon
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +12
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    18 274 Km2
  • Population
    943 737
  • Main Languages
    English, iTaukei, Fiji Hindi
  • Currency
    Fijian dollars (FJD)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 10400
  • Airports

    Tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation

    iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indo-Fijian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5%

    In more conservative village environments, it is considered proper to remove one's hat and sunglasses when greeting someone in public.

    Kokoda — fresh, raw fish such as mahi-mahi or snapper marinated in a combination of coconut milk and citrus juices; often garnished with sea salt, minced chilis, finely sliced green onions, or coriander leaves

    Tourism-based Pacific island economy, susceptible to sea-level rises; new energy infrastructure investments; major foreign direct investment; COVID-19 crippled tourism sector; privatizing state-owned enterprises; military coups have destabilized labor force

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