Fiji is ideally located in the tropics of the southern hemisphere. It lies on the 180 Meridian where the dawning of each new day occurs. Over 300 islands make the Fiji group of islands with a total land area of just 18,272 square kilometers. Of the 300 islands, humans inhabit only 100 or so islands and the rest are left as nature reserves. The two major islands in the group are known as Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Almost 80 percent of the population lives on these two islands. Still the majority of the population lives in the rural areas and the outer islands. Only about 40 percent of the population lives in urban areas.