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Administrative Divisions of Fiji

How many administrative divisions are there in Fiji? – The country of Fiji is divided into four administrative divisions (capitals in parentheses). The demarcation of the four divisions is shown in the image below:

  1. Cental Division (Suva)
  2. Western Division (Lautoka)
  3. Northern Division (Labasa)
  4. Eastern Division (Levuka)

Central Division

The Central Division consists of five provinces: Naitasiri Province, Namosi Province, Rewa Province, Serua Province, and Tailevu Province.  The capital of the division is Suva, which is also the capital of Fiji. The division includes the eastern part of the largest island in Fiji, Viti Levu, with a few outlying islands, including Beqa. It has a land border with the Western Division on Vita Levu and sea borders with the Northern Division and Eastern Division.

Western Division

The Western Division consists of the three provinces Ba Province, Nadroga Navosa Province and Ra Province.  The capital of the division is Lautoka. The division includes the western part of the largest island in Fiji, Viti Levu, with a few outlying islands, including the Yasawa Islands, Viwa, Waya and Velulele. It has a land border with the Central Division on Viti Levu, and sea borders with the Northern Division and Eastern Division.

Northern Division

The Northern Division covers three provinces: Macuata Province, Cakaudrove Province, and Bua Province, and includes the entire island of Vanua Levu. This is based on the decisions of the traditional Fijian provinces as well as administrative considerations. The administrative centre of the division, where the main government departments are located, is Labasa.

Eastern Division

The Eastern Division consists of the four provinces of Kadavu Province, Lau Province, Lomaiviti Province, and Rotuma Province.  The capital of the division is Levuka, on Ovalau Island. Other islands in the division include Kadavu, Gau, Koro, Nairai, Moala, Matuku, Vatu Vara, Naitaba, Mago, Cicia, Tuvuca, Lakeba, Vanua Vatu, Oneata, Vuaqava, Kabara, Moce, and Fulaga.

The division is the largest by area (including the sea), but has the smallest land area. The division has sea borders with the Central, Northern, and Western Divisions.

Map of Administrative Divisions


Map of the four administrative divisions in Fiji
Map of the four administrative divisions in Fiji

References

  • Soleincitta (2006). Divisions named coloured [Photograph]. Wikimedia. Link
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  • Wikimedia Foundation (2010). Central Division, Fiji. Academic. Retrieved September 4, 2023, from Link
  • Wikimedia Foundation (2010). Eastern Division, Fiji. Academic. Retrieved September 4, 2023, from Link
  • Wikimedia Foundation (2010). Western Division, Fiji. Academic. Retrieved September 4, 2023, from Link