Suva

Suva is the capital and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. 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. It is the largest and the most cosmopolitan 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. Under authority of local government act Suva is governed and administratively looked after by Suva City Council.

At the 2007 census, the city of Suva had a population of 85,691. Including independent suburbs, the population of the Greater Suva urban area was 172,399 at the 2007 census. Suva, along with the bordering cities of Lami, Nasinu, and Nausori have a total urban population of around 330,000, over a third of the nation's population. This urban complex (not including Lami) is known also as the Suva–Nausori corridor.

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Lawyer Graham Leung is Fiji's new attorney-general, Siromi Turaga sidelined

RNZ 05 Jun 2024
"Leung started his career as a State Law Officer at the Attorney General's Chambers in Suva where he rose to the position of Deputy Solicitor General. He was also Counsellor/Deputy PRUN at Fiji's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York before he joined private practice as partner at a prominent Suva law firm....
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