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Suva

(so͞o`vä), city (1993 est. pop. 80,000), capital of FijiFiji
or Viti
, officially Republic of Fiji, republic (2015 est. pop. 892,000), 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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, on the southeastern coast of Viti LevuViti Levu
or Naviti Levu
, volcanic island, 4,010 sq mi (10,386 sq km), S Pacific, largest and most important of the Fiji Islands. On Viti Levu are Suva, the capital and chief port of Fiji, and Lautoka, an important town and the center of the sugar industry.
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 island, S Pacific. It is a major shipping and commercial center of the S Pacific producing a variety of manufactures. Coconut oil and soap are manufactured; sugar, copra, gold, and tropical fruits are exported. Tourism is an important industry. The main campus of the National Univ. of Fiji and a campus of the Univ. of the South Pacific are there. Suva became the capital of Fiji in 1882. During World War II it was an important Allied airbase.

Suva

 

the capital of Fiji Islands, a country in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. Situated on the southeastern shore of Viti Levu Island, not far from an airport. Population, 60,000 (1971). Suva, founded in the 1870’s, is the industrial, trade, and cultural center of Fiji. It has a humid, tropical climate, with a mean annual temperature of about 24°C. Annual precipitation is more than 3,000 mm. It is a seaport, with a freight turnover of about 500,000 tons (1974). Suva has food-processing enterprises and plants for the production of soap and construction materials. There are sugar refineries on the city outskirts. Sugar, copra, coconut oil, bananas, and gold are exported. Suva is also a tourist site.

Suva

the capital and chief port of Fiji, on the SE coast of Viti Levu; popular tourist resort; University of the South Pacific (1968). Pop.: 219 000 (2005 est.)
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