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Dominion of Fiji
Mataniti Tugulala o Viti (Fijian)
Flag Fiji-flag
Coat of Arms Fiji-coa
Motto Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui (Fijian)
"Fear God and Honour the Queen"
Anthem "God Bless Fiji"
Royal Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital Suva
Official Languages English, Fijian
Government Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Epeli Nailatikau
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Legislature Parliament
Upper House Senate
Lower House House of Representatives
Independence
from the United Kingdom
10 October 1970
Currency Fijian Pound (FJP)


Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific ocean, about 1100 nautical miles from New Zealand's North Island. It is one of the seventeen British Commonwealth Realms.