A Melanesian country, Fiji is an island archipelago situated in tropical waters. North Island, New Zealand sits about 2,000 kilometres to the south-west from beautiful Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean.
Maps of Fiji
Maps of Fiji will show its over three hundred islands and details of the larger ones that are inhabited. The main towns and motorways about the islands are defined. Then, topographic maps of Fiji show the contours of its volcanic mountains. Those visiting Fiji are wise to carry a personal copy of a detailed map of the islands.
Landscape and Geographic Features of Fiji
Beaches – Fiji has stunning beaches with sand and shallow waters. Some waters are rocky. The surf is relatively calm because of the coral reefs that surround most of the islands.
Coral Reefs – The coral reefs encircling the islands shelter the inner waters close to the islands. These reefs are natural marine life habitats, filled with tropical fish and sea creatures.
Forests – Tropical forests cover much of the islands. Mohogany trees are some of the most valuable trees found in the jungle forested areas. Then, some islands have coconut farms with thousands of trees.
Ocean – The South Pacific Ocean is the body of water in which the Fiji archipelago is located.
Volcanoes – The islands were mainly formed from volcanoes. Some island mountains reach more than 1,300 metres high, and most of them are inactive volcanoes. Submarine volcanoes in a couple marked spots near the islands are currently active.