Viti Levu


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Viti Levu

(vē`tē lā`vo͞o) or

Naviti Levu

(nä–), volcanic island, 4,010 sq mi (10,386 sq km), S Pacific, largest and most important of the FijiFiji
or Viti
, officially Republic of Fiji, republic made up of a Melanesian island group (2005 est. pop. 893,000), c.7,000 sq mi (18,130 sq km), South Pacific. Suva is the capital. Land

Fiji comprises c.320 islands, of which some 105 are inhabited.
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 Islands. On Viti Levu are SuvaSuva
, city (1993 est. pop. 80,000), capital of Fiji, on the southeastern coast of Viti Levu island, S Pacific. It is a major shipping and commercial center of the S Pacific producing a variety of manufactures.
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, the capital and chief port of Fiji, and Lautoka, an important town and the center of the sugar industry. Tomaniivi, or Mt. Victoria (c.4,340 ft/1,320 m), the highest peak in Fiji, is on the island. Sugarcane, pineapples, rice, coconuts, and cotton are the major products; tourism, sugar milling, and gold mining are also important industries. Sugar and copra are the chief exports.

Viti Levu

 

an island in the Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Fiji Islands. Area, 10,500 sq km. Population, over 200,000 (1966). Of continental origin. The folded crystalline rocks of the island are covered by lava. There are still some volcanic cones (altitude, 1,322 m), which form a mountainous relief. There are frequent earthquakes. The island is surrounded by coral reefs. The climate is moist tropical. The windward sides of the southeastern slopes are covered with a moist tropical forest with valuable trees. The lee side is covered by savannas. There are plantations of sugarcane, banana, cotton, and coconut palm. Gold and manganese ore are mined; there is a timber industry. The principal city and port is Suva.

Viti Levu

the largest island of Fiji: mountainous. Chief town (and capital of the state): Suva. Pop.: 340 560 (latest est.). Area: 10 386 sq. km (4010 sq. miles)
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