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Fiji Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

18,274 sq km (7,055 sq miles).

Population

896,758 (2013).

Population density

49.1 per sq km.

Capital

Suva.

Government

Republic since 1987.

Head of state

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau since 2009.

Head of government

Interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama since 2007.

Electricity

240 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs used are Australian-style with two flat angled blades and one vertical grounding blade.

A friendly Fijian welcome and broad smiles await you in this tropical paradise of beautiful beaches, blue lagoons and swaying palm trees. Renowned for stunning sunsets, breathtaking waterfalls, awesome surf, and pristine rain forests, Fiji unsurprisingly draws thousands of visitors to its shores each year.

Comprising more than 300 islands, the country is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, where East Indian, Polynesian, Melanesia, Chinese and European converge to form a unique cultural medley. English is widely spoken, which means communication is a breeze.

Brimming with colourful attractions, awe-inspiring scenery, friendly people and cultural and sporting activities aplenty, Fiji offers something for everyone. From the wanderlust-suffused traveller to the hedonistic sports junkie, this archipelago at the crossroads of the South Pacific is tourist heaven. And, best of all, there’s an array of accommodation and activities to suit all tastes and budgets.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 18 April 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

The tropical cyclone season in Fiji normally runs from November to April.

Take care when visiting isolated locations, especially if you are on your own. There have been serious cases of sexual assaults against foreign women in Fiji.

Around 25,000 British nationals visit Fiji every year. Most visits to Fiji are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

Edited by Jane Duru
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