A visitor from Fiji visited my blog yesterday - the 151st country to do so.. Thanks.
We'll learn something about FIJI today:
Fiji consists of 332 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean about 1,960 mi (3,152 km) from Sydney, Australia. About 110 of these islands are inhabited. The two largest are Viti Levu (4,109 sq mi; 10,642 sq km) and Vanua Levu (2,242 sq mi; 5,807 sq km).
Monetary unit: Fiji dollar
Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindustani
Ethnicity/Races: Fijian 51%, Indian 44%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5% (1998)
Religions: Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Islam 8%, other 2%
National Holiday: Independence Day, 2nd Monday of October
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $3.7 billion; per capita $3,900. Real growth rate: –2.5%. Inflation: 4.8%. Unemployment: 7.6% (1999). Arable land: 11%. Agriculture: sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish. Labor force: 137,000 (1999); agriculture 70%, industry and services 30% (2001 est.). Industries: tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries. Natural resources: timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower. Exports: $1.2 billion (2006): sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil. Imports: $3.1 billion (2006): manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals. Major trading partners: U.S., Australia, UK, Samoa, Japan, China, Tonga, New Zealand (2006).