Fiji: Information

Fiji (1970 - )

Fiji (officially the Republic of Fiji), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (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.

The Dominion of Fiji was the official name of Fiji between October 1970 and 6 October 1987. When British rule ended in 1970, the Fijian Islands were given independence as a Dominion, in which the British monarch, Elizabeth II, remained head of state as Queen of Fiji, represented by the Governor-General. The Republic of Fiji, removing Elizabeth II as head of state, was proclaimed on 6 October 1987 after two military coups.

Fiji: List of Rulers.
Reign / RuleFromToCoins Issued
Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau 5 June 1871 10 October 1874
Queen Victoria 10 October 1874 22 January 1901
King Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910
King George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936 13
King Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936 1
King George VI 11 December 1936 6 February 1952 37
Queen Elizabeth II 6 February 1952 6 October 1987 130
Royal Mint
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Fiji: Details
Official NameFiji
FlagFlag of Fiji
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Fiji: Currencies Used
Fijian Pound 1873 1969
Fijian Dollar 1969