Fiji is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.
The two principal ethnic groups and the indigenous Fijians and the Indo-Fijians, who are descended from Indian people brought over to work on the sugar cane fields during British rule. The capital, Suva, is very multicultural, boasting a large spectrum of people from all nations within the South Pacific, many of whom are students come to study at the main campus of the University of the South Pacific, which is based in the city.
- Region: Pacific
- Capital: Suva
- Population: 892,000
- Area: 18,274 km2
- Religions: Protestant 39.4%, Hindu 28.5%, Roman Catholic 13.8%, independent Christian 8.9%, Muslim 5.1%
- Languages: English, Fijian, Fijian Hindi/Hindustani