Fiji is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, south of the equator and north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Its boundaries cover more than 1.3 million square kilometers, of which only 1.5% are onshore. In total, the surface of this land is approximately 18,300 square kilometers. The archipelago comprises about 300 islands, even if you include all small islets in the area, the number may reach 800. The largest island is Viti Levu, with 10,390 square kilometers, and the second Vanua Levu, with 5538 square kilometers. Only one third of the islands are inhabited, mainly due to the isolation and lack of water for many. The other island groups are: Lau, formed by 57 islands; moala, formed by three; Lomaiviti, composed of 12 islands, the group Kadavu and Yasawa archipelago, 20 islands, which form the western border.