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Fiji At A Glance

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

Area: 18,270 sq km

Climate: tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation

Natural resources: timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower

Population: 893,355 (July 2005 est.)

Religions: Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%

Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

Capital: Suva (Viti Levu)

GDP: $5.398 billion (2005 est.)

GDP per capita: purchasing power parity - $6,000 (2005 est.)

Agriculture products: sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish

Industries: tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries