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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Floods hamper Covid-19 response in Fiji

RNZ 03 May 2021
Fijians woke today to the lifting of a snap-lockdown imposed since Saturday in Suva and surrounding towns after dozens of community cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the community ... Meanwhile, 10 Vanuatu students at the University of the South Pacific's Suva campus appeared in court on Saturday charged with failure to comply with lawful orders....

Kadavu man gets life imprisonment for raping a child

FBC News 16 Mar 2021
The time has come to impose the maximum sentence available in law to protect children from sexual assault. Suva High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo emphasized this while sentencing a 50-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping his cousin-sister’s granddaughter ... .......

Former diplomat’s lawyer claims client’s rights were violated

FBC News 09 Mar 2021
Former diplomat Solo Mara who has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption appeared in the newly established Anti-Corruption Court divisions in Suva today....