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Fiji is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located to its southwest. The country has approximately 926,000 inhabitants and is the size of half of the Netherlands. See Fiji population density. The capital is Suva.
According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, Fiji is one of the largest island nations in the Pacific Ocean by area. The country is located approximately 1,900 kilometers north of New Zealand, 1,000 kilometers east of Vanuatu, 700 kilometers northwest of Tonga and southwest of the French islands of Wallis and Futuna. Fiji consists of two larger islands: Fiji and Vanua Levu as well as numerous small islands, especially to the southeast. The main island of Fiji measures approximately 150 by 100 kilometers and is mountainous. Mount Tomanivi is the highest point in Fiji at 1,324 metres.
Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1970 and became a republic in 1987. The country is democratic, but has had several coups and the army has a lot of influence. The nominal GDP is $5,900 per capita, making Fiji a moderately developed country. Despite this, it is one of the more developed island nations in the Pacific. There are many natural raw materials and sugar is one of the most important export products. Tourism in Fiji is steadily increasing, despite its geographic isolation.
Fiji has 7,525 kilometers of road, of which 1,707 kilometers are paved. The road network in Fiji is of reasonably good quality, but not very extensive, partly because the interior of the islands is sparsely populated. There are no motorways in Fiji, but there are a number of 2×2 roads in and around the capital Suva. A complete ring road runs around the main island of Fiji. Suva’s urban road network is not very well structured, and somewhat organic in shape. On the island of Vanua Levu there are three roads, which meet in the middle. Since there are no large cities on this island, the road network is not particularly developed and is single-lane. The road network on the other islands is much more limited due to the small size of these islands. Usually there is not much more than one road on these islands.
The national road authority is the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA). The Fiji Roads Authority manages 6,377 kilometers of road and 1,200 bridges. The Fiji Roads Authority was established in 2012. At the time it was believed that Fiji had 11,000 kilometers of road, but on closer examination this turned out to be considerably less, 3,500 kilometers less than expected. This was because there were previously 15 agencies responsible for roads and only the Department of National Roads (DNR) network at the time was properly inventoried at 4,200 kilometers of road length.
There is no road numbering in Fiji. However, the FRA has established a consistent Road Naming Policy.
Little is known of any signage in Fiji. It would be obvious that these are after British model. There would probably be some signage on the main island of Fiji given its size.
The speed limit in Fiji is 50 km/h in built-up areas and 80 km/h outside built-up areas.