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    Fiji Geography - 1991

      Total area: 18,270 km2
      land area: 18,270 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 1,129 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines)
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation; rectilinear shelf claim added
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      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%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes from November to January; includes 332 islands of which approximately 110 are inhabited

      Note: located 2,500 km north of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Fiji on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Fiji Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Fiji Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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