Drau bula, vacava tiko?

General Information

  • Capital: Suva
  • Language: English, Fijian, Hindi
  • Area: 18,274 km2
  • Population: 881,065 habitants


Fiji's culture is a rich mosaic of indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian and European traditions, comprising social polity, language, food,costume, belief systems, architecture, arts, craft, music, dance, and sports.

While indigenous Fijian culture and traditions are very vibrant and are integral components of everyday life for the majority of Fiji's population, Fijian society has evolved over the past century with the introduction of traditions such as Indian and Chinese as well as significant influences from Europe and Fiji's Pacific neighbours, particularly Tonga and Samoa.




Fijian food has traditionally been very healthy. Fijians prefer a more tuber and coconut based diet. High caloric foods are good for hard-working villagers who need extra calories while working on their farms but this causes a range of chronic illness such as obesity. Fiji is a multicultural country and is home to people of various races. In most Fijians' homes, food of other cultures is prepared on a regular basis such as Indian curries and Chinese dishes. Fiji is also famous for its seafood.
Fiji traditional food



More than 330 islands make up Fiji, and many species of animals and plants on the islands are endemic to Fiji, found nowhere else in the world. The largest island is Viti Levu and is 4,042 square miles. The island is home to the country’s capital, the coastal city of Suva.


Fiji has several mountains, many in dramatic cone shapes, covered in lush vegetation of tropical plants adding to the country’s paradisiacal aura. Mountain climbing is a popular activity for tourists. Mount Tomanivi is Fiji’s highest mountain. The extinct volcano is 4,341 feet high and located on Viti Levu; its top often is covered by clouds.


Fiji’s remaining volcanoes are scattered around the country and still have thermal activity. Some of the volcanoes have not erupted in several hundred years. Koro is a cinder cone volcano that rises 1,713 feet high between Vanua Levu and Viti Levu islands. Nabukelevu is a complex of lava domes on Kadavu island.

Coral Reef

Fiji’s landforms off the coast include more than 6,000 square miles of stunning coral reefs considered to be among the most beautiful in the world, according to the Coral Reef Alliance. The beauty of the reefs attracts tourists from all over the globe. Scientists and conservationists also flock to Fiji to study the biodiversity of the coral reef system and how to protect it from damage. Fiji’s reef system contains more than 298 species of hard coral, 1,198 species of reef fish and 467 species of mollusks.

Things To Do

Fiji Islands Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions

Important Cities


Suva is the capital and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division.

It is the largest and the most cosmopolitan city in the South Pacific and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population.


Nasinu is an urban area on the island Viti Levu in FIji. It is officially designated a "Town" despite its population. Nasinu is the most populous municipality in Fiji, having overtaken that of Suva, and is one of Fiji's fastest-growing towns. Its land area is the largest of any municipal area in Fiji, and more than twice that of Suva. It is a major residential hub in Fiji, housing a large majority of the work force in Nasinu itself and in the Fijian capital, Suva. The Nasinu property market has experienced significant growth over the last several years, leading to substantial increases in property value.


Lautoka is the second largest city of Fji. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometres north of Nadi, and is the second port of entry in Fiji, after Suva. Lying in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane growing region, it is known as the Sugar City. Covering an area of 16 square kilometres, it had a population of 52,220 at the 2007 census, the most recent to date.

Translation of the quote in the title (Fijian):

Drau bula, vacava tiko?= Hello, how are you?