Suva is the administrative and political capital of Fiji, as well as its 2nd most populated municipality, after Nasinu. Situated on the southeast coast of Viti Levu Island, in Rewa Province, Central Division, it is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in the southern Pacific and has become a major regional centre. Pacific region students and a growing immigrant community make up a considerable portion of the population. Suva is administratively looked after and governed by the Suva City Council, according to Authority of Local Government Act.
In 1877, Suva became Fiji's capital, as the geography of former major European settlement at Levuka, Ovalau Island, proved too restrictive. Colony's administration was moved to Suva in 1882.
In 2007 Suva had a population of 85,690. The same year, the population of Greater Suva urban area (including independent suburbs) was 172,400. Suva, together with the bordering cities of Nasinu, Nausori and Lami, have a total urban population of nearly 330,000, over a third of the population of the nation. This urban complex is known as Suva–Nausori corridor.
Unlike most cities in Fiji and many around the globe, Suva did not grow around a single industry but has developed as a hub and one of the biggest cities in the Pacific Islands. It is the commercial centre of Fiji and most banks have their Pacific headquarters here, such as ANZ and Westpac Bank. Most financial institutions, non-government organisations and government departments and ministries are headquartered in Suva.
A large part of the international shipping of Fiji is conducted at Kings Wharf, Suva, as well as docking of international cruise vessels, which led to a growth in tourism industry. There are also large industrial areas, with the largest located at Walu Bay, where there is a satiation of factories, warehouses, import and export companies. The area contains plenty of container yards and shipyards for building and repairs. There is a brewery and lots of printeries. Other remarkable industrial zones are located in Laucala Beach, Raiwaqa and Vatuwaqa.
Highlights: Southwich, Thurston Gardens
The Suva cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji.
If you lose the Suva location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Suva cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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