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South Pa­cific is­land na­tion of some 858,000 res­i­dents, 7,000 square miles, 1,300 miles from New Zealand.

Granted in­de­pen­dence (Great Bri­tain) in 1970. Gov­ern­ment is deemed a uni­tary/par­lia­men­tary re­pub­lic. Cur­rency is the Fi­jian dol­lar. Driv­ers use left side of the road.

Archipelag­o of more than 332 is­lands, 106 in­hab­ited. Main is­lands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, cap­i­tal city is Suva, largest city is Nas­inu.

Abun­dant for­est, sugar, min­eral and fish resources.

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