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Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1987 by the Matanitu ko Viti

Fiji (Fijian: Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.

Geographical type: Archipelago

Latitude: 18° S — Longitude: 179° E

Area: 18,274 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: FJ

Measures of Freedom

Fiji | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 62, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
In 2015, Fiji continued to make progress following free and fair democratic elections in November 2014 that brought an end to nearly eight years of military rule, though some complaints about the elected government persist. While the new administration, led by Prime Minister J. V. (Frank) Bainimarama, has promised to end corruption, promote economic growth, and ease racial and religious tensions, some of its actions have been criticized as heavy-handed.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 7.36, Rank: 75, Personal Freedom: 7.9, Economic Freedom: 6.54
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.99, Rank: 82

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fiji" as of 22 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.