Viti Levu – The Main Island Of The Fiji Islands

Viti Levu is the main island of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific.

The 10,531 square kilometer island is of volcanic origin and stretches from north to south for about 106 and from east to west for about 146 kilometers. Together with the neighboring island of Vanua Levu, which is 5587 square kilometers and about 70 kilometers to the north, it takes up almost 90% of the land area of the Republic of Fiji.

Suva, the largest city of Viti Levu, is also the capital of the Fiji Islands. Other major cities are Ba, Lautoka, Nausori, Rakiraki, Sigatoka, and Nadi, which has an international airport. With around 580,000 inhabitants, about three-quarters of Fiji’s total population live on Viti Levu.

Administratively, the eastern part of Viti Levu belongs to the Central Division, while the western part belongs to the country’s Western Division.