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Geography of Fiji

Fiji is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 18,274 km² (approx. 7,056 mi²). Continental shelf of Fiji is approximately 47,705 km² (around 18,419 mi²). Fiji is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Fiji is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Fiji is 662 m (2,172 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Fiji is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Fiji has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Fiji is Suva. The largest city in Fiji is Suva.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Fiji is 662 m (2,172 ft). The highest point of Fiji is Tomanivi, with its official height being 1324 m (4,344 ft). The lowest point of Fiji is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Tomanivi) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Fiji is 1324 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Fiji is 18,274 km² (approx. 7,056 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 1,282,978 km² (~495,358 mi²). The continental shelf of Fiji is approximately 47,705 km² (around 18,419 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Fiji is approximately 1,301,252 km² (~502,414 mi²). Fiji is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

10,000 km² of Fiji's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 55% of all the land in the country. There are 2,001 km² of arable land in Fiji, and it comprises 11% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Fiji are timber, fish, gold, copper, oil, hydropower.