ABC logo

. Index

. Flag

. Geography

. People

. Government

. Economy

. Transportation

. Commun'tions

. Defense

. Geo Names

. Feedback

===========

Ad

Fiji


    • Location:
      Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

    • Map references:
      Oceania

    • Area:

        total area:
        18,270 sq km

        land area:
        18,270 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than New Jersey

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      1,129 km

    • Maritime claims:
      measured from claimed archipelagic baselines

        continental shelf:
        200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation; rectilinear shelf claim added

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation

    • Terrain:
      mostly mountains of volcanic origin

    • Natural resources:
      timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        8%

        permanent crops:
        5%

        meadows and pastures:
        3%

        forest and woodland:
        65%

        other:
        19%

    • Irrigated land:
      10 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation; soil erosion

        natural hazards:
        cyclonic storms can occur from November to January

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 94

    • Note:
      includes 332 islands of which approximately 110 are inhabited






Thank you for making this an award winning site

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -




ITA Home Page
The IMMIGRATION Superhighway Feedback

ITA WWWDesign
Flags of all Countries
Yahoo search

Revised 13-August-1997