Fiji Islands

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By: Ryann McCarty
• The Fiji Islands consist of 322 islands,
of which 106 are inhabited
• The Fiji Islands cover an area of
940,000 square kilometers of which
10% is land.
Nadi
• Fly into Fijis International Airport in Nadi
• Nadi is the center of Hindu and Islam culture
• Visit the historic religious temple Sri Siva
Subramaniya Hindu Temple
• Largest temple in the Southern hemisphere
Sri Siva Subramaniya
• Broken down into three parts each built
with the height weight and width to fit
the size of the religious statues inside
needed to bring about correct vibrations
during prayer.
• Dravidian architecture of this temple is
rarely seen outside of India and a must
visit if in the area
Suva
• Suva is the capital of The Fiji Islands since
1882
• Largest city in the South pacific
• Home to more than half the countries
population
• In 1879 Suva’s population was a mere 200
people and now it has more than 200,000
inhabitants.
• A large chunk of the population comes
from college students. Suva is home to
a branch of The University of South
Pacific and Fiji Institute of Technology.
• Hosted the South Pacific Games three
times
Navala Village
• The traditional village of the Fijian
people
• All homes are built out of traditional
materials- bamboo walls, thatch roofs
• Home are built for every new marriage
and take about one month to make.
• Every visit to Navala village starts with a
welcome ceremony in which the tourist
drinks the traditional Fiji drink made
from the roots of the Yagona tree
bonding them with the culture
Rotuma
• 450 Kilometers away from Suva
• Rotuma is well known for two reasons
1) It is shaped like a whale
2) It is a fragile volcanic island with
craters rising up 250m.
Until recently you needed an invitation
from a Rotuman resident to step foot on
the island.
• In addition to Rotuma being a shield volcano
made out of alkali-olivine basalt, it has many
other physical attributes
• Rotuma has the richest soil of the Fiji’s
growing mangos, papayas, bananas,
oranges, and melons
• Rotuma is filled with rainforests, mountain
peaks, and coral reefs.
Kadavu
• Rugged and mountainous terrain
• Still has 75% of it’s natural rainforest which
brings about its diversity of birds
• Fijis unspoiled land
• One of the more underdeveloped parts of the
Fijis
• Main occupation : Farming
• Reliant on subsistence farming.
• Few roads
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