Indigenous Fijian students perform north Indian classical dance with a group of Indo-Fijian performers…
a feasible way to promote cross culture awareness in Fiji’s diverse community.


Currency

The Fijian dollar has standard decimal denominations between 1¢ and $50. Anything below $2 is a coin and $2 and above is a note. There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in and visitors are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.

Fiji $1 is equivalent to 0.86cents Australian and .90cents New Zealand




Electricity

The current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 50Hz with three-pin power points - the same as in Australia and New Zealand. Leading hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v appliances, or 110V adapters. Many island resorts generate their own electricity.



Population

Fiji's population of around 890,000 (just under 1 million) people is made up of indigenous Fijians (50%), Indians (47%) with Europeans, Chinese and South Pacific Islanders making up the remaining 3%.



Hospitals

Major Hospitals are located in:

  • Nadi
  • Lautoka
  • Suva
  • Labasa

Private Hospitals are located in

  • Suva


Culture, Religion & Language

Fiji is a country rich in traditional culture and uses a native language that defines happiness. Their religious and cultural ceremonies are unlike any other that you may have experienced. English is the official language. Fijian and Hindustani are spoken as well.



Roads & Speed Limit

Generally all roads are tar sealed and the speed limit is 80km/h

 

Government

Democratic elected


Government Office

Are located in the capital Suva

 


National Heritage

Fiji's Rare Crested Iguana

Among Fiji's 20 species of reptiles, one of the most noteworthy is the crested iguana, brachylophus vitiensis, a species discovered less than 20 years ago on a tiny island off the coast of Vanua Levu (Fiji's second largest island). It is assumed that the original home of the iguana was South and Central America. The species' discoverer, the late John Gibbons, speculated the iguanas may have drifted from the Americas on large pieces of floating vegetation and ended up in Fiji. Both species of iguanas have been successfully bred in captivity.


 


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