much do you know about Fiji? Answer the questions and then check
your answers by reading the text below.
is an island in the South Pacific Ocean. It is about two thirds
of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Fiji has a tropical climate
and is quite mountainous.
was governed by Britain until 1970 when it gained independence.
There were several military coups from 1987 onwards, but it has
been peaceful since the government was democratically elected
population is 880,000 and the majority of people are either Melanesian
(51%) or Indian (44%). English is the official language, but Fijian
and Hindustani are also common. The literacy rate is 93 percent.
main industries are timber, fishing, gold mining and oil. Tourism
is a growing industry. Half a million tourists visit each year
and they are made to feel quite special. You can go SCUBA diving,
surfing or sailing. You can go hiking or walking in the mountains.
You can enjoy the relaxed Fijian lifestyle.There are no high rise
hotels. Tourism has not spoiled the country. It has some of the
most luxurious small resorts in the world. Prices are relatively
inexpensive. It has a reputation as a romantic destination and
is popular with honeymooners, but families with children are equally
well catered for.