Suva

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Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Central Division, Rewa Province, of which it is the administrative centre. In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji when the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau proved too restrictive. The administration of the colony was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882.

Suva is Fiji's political and administrative capital and home to almost half of the country's population. It's also the largest city in the South Pacific and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population.

At the 2007 census the city of Suva had a population of 85,691.[1] Including independent suburbs, the population of the Greater Suva urban area was 172,399 at the 2007 census.[2][not in citation given] Suva, along with the bordering cities of Lami, Nasinu, and Nausori have a total urban population of around 326,000, over a third of the nation's population. This urban complex is known also as the Suva-Nausori corridor (not including Lami).

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