Fiji enjoys a typical
tropical climate, with a trade wind blowing across the islands to cool
things down during most of the year. Maximum summer temperatures average
88 F (31 C), with the winter average not far different at 84 F (29 C).
Rain can be expected at any time of year. The driest months are April,
May, June and October.
Fiji Language is widely
spoken and it's a mixture of different dialects. English is a common
Language of Fiji and almost everyone speaks English in Fiji Island.
As for the history of the currency, the Fijian coins display Queen
Elizabeth II and pieces of Fijian culture, most notably the tabua, the
polished tooth of a sperm whale. Such pieces were generally given as
gifts among tribe leaders and buried with bodies to help in the
afterlife. Such pieces of Fijian culture remain highly important in Fiji
today, and their removal is prohibited.
population was estimated in 2000 at 832, 494, up from 775, 077 in 1996, and
715, 375 in 1986. If its annual growth rate of 1.41 percent continues,
Fiji's population will have passed the million mark by 2014. Relatively high
standards of health care have given Fijians a life expectancy at birth of
67.94 years, with an infant mortality rate of 14.45 per 1, 000.
Suva the beautiful harbor city is the Capital of Fiji. The city is built
on a peninsula and reaches out into the sea. The buildings of this city
is a mixture of modern design and traditional architecture.