Want to find out more about the biggest city in the South Pacific, Suva Fiji? Discover all you need to know, including must-do's, of this charming capital of Fiji.
The Suva Fiji contents:
Suva is the capital of Fiji and is located on the south-east coast on the main island of Viti Levu. It has been the capital since 1882 when it was moved from Levuka on the
island of Ovalau.
Given the city's size in the South Pacific,
it's an important regional centre and thus international students and the expatriate community forms a sizable part of the population.
As per 2007, the city of Suva has a population of 85,691. If you include the
surrounding areas, then the greater Suva
population is 172,399.
The corridor, between the ocean to the south and the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park to the north, has a conurbation (collection of urban centres) starting from Lami (west of Suva), through Suva to Nasinu (east of Suva), finishing at Nausori.
This corridor conurbation is generally referred to as Suva by the locals, though it has four separate local government areas. The population is estimated to be 350,000 containing a third of Fiji's entire population, making it the most populous area in Fiji.
My guess is the temperature is warm and in the 20's! Before you start proclaiming me a psychic, as the graphs will show below, Suva maintains average temperatures of somewhere between 20°C and 29°C all year round.
Be sure to visit our hub Fiji Weather section, for all things related to weather in Fiji. It includes sections in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F).
Just in from the east coast of Suva, parallel is Victoria Pde which runs onto Thomson and Renwick Streets. This is the hub area and where you head if in doubt. Refer to the map below.
Some things you will find:
Visit the government site at http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Government-Directory/Embassy-And-Consulates.aspx.
Visit the 5 Things to See in Suva page for the lowdown. Also on the page you will find the Suva Google map which will help with your navigation.
Check out how to get around the Fiji capital on our Fiji Capital Transportation page, with a google map of Suva to boot.
Explore Suva's history starting from the capital being relocated from Levuka, to the colonial days, to the staging grounds of the recent coups.
Read up at the History of the Capital of Fiji page.