Fiji is a series of over 300 islands with only 100 that are inhabited and are located in the South Pacific Ocean. The islands are mainly of a volcanic origin. Suva is the capital and it is located on the island of Viti Levu. The island nation of Fiji is located north of New Zealand and east of Australia. The Fiji island archipelago is scattered over a 1.3 million square kilometer area and have an extensive coral system. Surrounding the Fiji Islands are four major reefs and one major reef system. Fiji was a British colony until 1970 and because of that English is the official language spoken on the islands.