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Fiji

Fiji Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

New Zealand (M) Tonga (M) Tuvalu (M) Vanuatu (M) New Caledonia ( France ) (M) Wallis and Futuna ( France ) (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Third Sunday January 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Sunday October 2013
First human settlement > Date 1,095 BC 2014
First human settlement > Notes Radiocarbon dating of a shell midden at Bourewa on Viti Levu Island shows earliest inhabitation at 1220-970 BC. 2014
First human settlement > Place Bourewa 2014
Full name Republic of the Fiji Islands 2013
Independence day date October 10 1970
Land border length 0.0 2014 187th out of 200
National anthems Meda Dau Doka ( God Bless Fiji ) 2011
Overview

The 800-plus volcanic and coral islands that make up the Pacific nation of Fiji enjoy a tropical climate and host a significant tourism industry.

However, since 1987 racial and political tensions have been a steady source of instability and international isolation.

In 1987 a coup by indigenous Fijians overthrew the elected, Indian-dominated coalition. This triggered a series of adverse events, including the introduction - and subsequent withdrawal - of a constitution enshrining indigenous Fijian political supremacy.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Fiji Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Fiji/Background

Fiji Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3