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The Fiji islands are located in the southwest Pacific, approximately 3,00km northeast of Australia. The archipelago comprises more than 300 islands, of which only one third are inhabited. The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanaua Levu (see map below). The land area is 18,333 km2 while the territorial area (land and sea) is 1.3 million km2. The capital city is Suva on the island of Viti Levu. The population o Fiji is 824,300 (2002 estimate) and the people are mainly descendants of Melanesians, Polynesians and Indians, with some Europeans. English is the official language, and Fijian and Hindi are also widely spoken. The local currency is the Fiji dollar.

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