Fiji is an independent country in the South Pacific lying on the border between the Polynesian and Melanesian regions of the Pacific. It is comprised of 322 islands, only about a third of which are inhabited, with a total area of 7,056 square miles.
The majority of Fiji is mountainous (volcanic in origin) with several peaks exceeding 3,000 ft. The balance of the smaller islands are a mixture of coral and limestone. Barrier reefs ring most islands.