Viti Levu

Viti Levu vē´tē lā´vo͞o [key] or Naviti Levu nä– [key], volcanic island, 4,010 sq mi (10,386 sq km), S Pacific, largest and most important of the Fiji Islands. On Viti Levu are Suva , the capital and chief port of Fiji, and Lautoka, an important town and the center of the sugar industry. Tomaniivi, or Mt. Victoria (c.4,340 ft/1,320 m), the highest peak in Fiji, is on the island. Sugarcane, pineapples, rice, coconuts, and cotton are the major products; tourism, sugar milling, and gold mining are also important industries. Sugar and copra are the chief exports.

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