Cities, villages, natural places from Fiji. Use it with REST APIs and GraphQL. Source: Geonames.
Fiji is famous for the beautiful sites and views that it has to offer. Fiji is present in the South Pacific Ocean. It surrounds the Koro Sea about 1300 miles or 2100 km of the North of Auckland, New Zealand. The capital named Suva, is present on the southeast of the coast of the largest island known as Viti Levu. It is also known as Great Fiji.
History of Great Fiji
The Europeans were the first to visit the lands of Fiji in the 17th century. However, the majority of the lands of Fiji came into existence due to volcanic activities that were initiated 150 million years ago. After some time, when the Europeans visited Fiji, it was declared an independent land. The British government laid the foundation of the making of the colony of Fiji in 1874. Previously, the land of Fiji was a crown colony until the year 1970. It was declared as an independent state as the Dominion of Fiji.
Geography of Fiji
Fiji is located in the North of New Zealand that is approximately at a distance of 1770 km. Fiji consist of about 522 islets and 322 volcanic islands in the South Pacific. Most of the parts of Fiji, or at least 100 of them, are populated, out of which Great Fiji, known as Viti Levu, compromises 57% of the total land population. Great Fiji is the home to many tourists' activities.
The second-largest island of Fiji is called Vanua Levu. It contributes around 30% of the total land population. It is covered in lush green tropical rainforests and surrounded by a beautiful deep blue sea.
Climate of Fiji
The lands of the Fiji Islands are known for the best climate throughout the year. Mild and pleasant temperatures around 25-30 degrees Celsius are quite common in most of the months. However, the weather gets much cooler during July and August. The cool winds and mild temperature balance out the heat and ensure it does not get too hot.
Meanwhile, Fiji also receives a good amount of rainfall. But the amount of rainfall is not too much. It is usually around 2540 mm or even 1524 mm in smaller parts of Fiji.
People and culture of Fiji
In the lands of Fiji, some people belong to various religions and beliefs. Most of the Fijians belonging to the Asian society practice Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The people of the Fiji Islands are very warm and welcoming. The art of mat weaving and the Fijian dance are some of the most famous things present in the culture of Fiji.