Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean and has a population of 909,389 people.
The nation is a unitary parliamentary republic.
The official languages of Fiji are English, Fjian, and Hindi.
Residents primarily follow Christianity, though there are Hindu and Muslim minorities.
The currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar.
Dress is conservative on the island. Women are expected to dress modestly, with shoulders covered. Men and women should both keep their knees covered. In no case should anyone wear swim clothing away from the beach or pools.
Due to strong legal divisions between ethnic Fijians and Fiji-Indians, Fiji-Indians are prohibited from calling themselves Fijian. The two cultures are quite different and those divisions are a source of strong tension.