Tahiti & Fiji!

Tahiti & Fiji!

Two Spectacular Views of Paradise in the Pacific

DVD - 2007
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Fiji and Thiti, both exotic and beautiful, feature colorful similarities and dramatic historical differences. A former British colony, Fiji is now an independent nation with a diversified economy. Tahiti is even more scenically dramatic than Fiji. Although Polynesian culture has been suppressed for more than a hundred years of French influence, Tahiti is still a fascinating place to visit.
Publisher: [United States] : World Wide Travel Films : Distributed by TravelVideoStore.com, 2007
Branch Call Number: DVD 996.2 T13
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Apr 17, 2013

This is a 84-minute travel guide for Tahiti & Fiji filmed and produced by Fran & Brooke Reidelberger of Worldwide Travel Films.
It is scripted and narrated by Fran Reidelberger.
Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago.
Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.
Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC.
The country comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of circa 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi).
The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 850,000.
The former contains Suva, the capital and largest city.
Most Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji.
Fiji was a British colony until 1970.
Fiji is one of the most developed economies in the Pacific island realm due to an abundance of forest, mineral and fish resources.
Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are ①sugar exports, ② tourist industry and ③ gold mining.
The country's currency is the Fijian dollar.
Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia---an overseas country of the French Republic, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.
It is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia.
The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs.
The population is 178,133 (2007 census), making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.6% of the group's total population.
The capital, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast with the only international airport in the region, Faa'a International Airport, situated 5 km (3.1 mi) from the town centre.
Tahiti was originally settled by Polynesians between CE 300 and 800.
They comprise about 70% of the island's population with the rest made up of Europeans, Chinese and those of mixed heritage.
The island was proclaimed a colony of France in 1880 although it was not until 1946 that the indigenous Tahitians were legally authorised to be French citizens.
French is the only official language although the Tahitian language (Reo Maohi) is widely spoken.
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean.
The island, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.
In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 m (2,385 ft).
Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts.
The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon.
Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra.

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