FIJI AT A GLANCE
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.