Fiji

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 10 October, 1970

CAPITAL: Suva

AREA: 18.3 thousand sq km

EEZ: 1.26 million sq km

POPULATION: 890,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Fijian, Hindi

CURRENCY: Fijian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, livestock farming, tourism, fishing, sugar, construction.

STATUS: Parliamentary representative democratic republic.

HEAD OF STATE: President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) The Hon Voreqe Bainimarama

WEBSITE: www.fiji.gov.fj

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