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Fiji

Ethnic Groups

  • iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture)
  • Indian 37.5%
  • Rotuman 1.2%
  • Other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese)

Religion

  • Protestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%)
  • Hindu 27.9%
  • Other Christian 10.4%
  • Roman Catholic 9.1%
  • Muslim 6.3%
  • Sikh 0.3%
  • Other 0.3%
  • None 0.8% 

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $4.218 billion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish
  • Industries: tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries
  • Total Labor Force:335,000 (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 70%
    • Industry and Services: 30%
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.6% (1999)

Location

Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Population

903,207

Government Type

Republic

Climate

tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation