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Viti Levu, Fiji

January 29th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Fiji - January 28th, 2009

Fiji - January 28th, 2009

Fiji consists of 322 islands (of which 106 are inhabited) and 522 smaller islets. The two most important islands are Viti Levu (the large island on the right side) and Vanua Levu.

The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1,300 metres (4,250 ft), and covered with tropical forests. The climate in Fiji is tropical and warm most of the year round.

Viti Levu hosts the capital city of Suva, and is home to nearly three quarters of the population.

Other important towns include Nadi (the location of the international airport, visible below the large bay on the west side of Viti Levu, on the banks of a river), and the second city, Lautoka (the location of a large sugar mill and a seaport, visible above the large bay).

Other islands and island groups include Taveuni and Kadavu (the third and fourth largest islands respectively), the Mamanuca Group (just offshore of Nadi, towards the center), the Yasawa Group (near the top), the Lomaiviti Group, and the remote Lau Group.

The radar image gives a sharp view of the mountainous terrain and of the smaller islands near Viti Levu. However, it does not show clearly the coral reef near Fiji.

Part of the reef, that which is under the black area to the upper left, cannot be seen at all. Another part is slightly visible: a grey line off the southwestern tip of Viti Levu actually marks the silhouette of a segment of the reef.

source Wikipedia

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