Fiji's culture is a rich mosaic made up of, Indian, Chinese and European traditions, like language, food (based mainly from the sea, casava, dalo & other vegetables), costume, belief systems, architecture, arts, craft, music, dance and sports.
Geography Fiji has about 322 islands, about 106 of them are inhabited. The two main and most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1,300 metres, and covered with thick tropical forests. Viti Levu has the capital city of Suva, and has nearly three quarters of the population. Other important towns include Nadi (the location of the international airport), and the city Lautoka (the location of a large sugar mill and a seaport). The main towns on Vanua Levu are Labasa and Savusavu.
The national sport in Fiji is considered Rugby Union but Rugby League is still widely played. Fiji’s Rugby Sevens team is one of the most successful Rugby Sevens teams in the world winning two world cup titles and the 2006 IRB World Cup Series.
Fiji also play soccer and it is easily the second most popular sport in Fiji.
Vijay Singh is probably the most famous sportsman in Fiji , as he has been ranked world No. 1 in golf at one time.
18,274 sqkm Area of Fiji Christianity Main Religion: Suva Capital: Ratu Joesfa IIoilovatu Uluivuda (Josefa IIoilo) President: Commodore Josaia Vorque (Frank) Bainimarama Prime Minister: Fijian Dollar Currency: 944,720 (July 2008 est.) Population: English, Bau Fijian and Hindustani Language:
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