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    Fiyi Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 18 00 S, 175 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      total: 18,270 sq km
      land: 18,270 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 1,129 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation; rectilinear shelf claim added
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation

      Terreno: mostly mountains of volcanic origin

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Tomanivi 1,324 m

      Recursos Naturales: timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 10%
      permanent crops: 4%
      permanent pastures: 10%
      forests and woodland: 65%
      other: 11% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 10 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: cyclonic storms can occur from November to January

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation; soil erosion

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Nota - geograf�a: includes 332 islands of which approximately 110 are inhabited

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