Viti Levu is the largest island in Fiji and is home to around 70% of Fiji's population. The capital of Fiji, Suva, can also be found on the southeast coast of Viti Levu. Viti Levu has quite a rugged terrain due to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and is roughly divided into equal halves by a mountain range running from the North to the South.

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Viti Levu is the largest island in Fiji, and is home to the capital, Suva, as well as a large proportion of Fiji's population.

The island of Viti Levu is 146 kilometres long and 106 kilometres wide, and has an area of 10,389km². The island has quite a rugged terrain due to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and is roughly divided into equal halves by a mountain range running from the North to the South.

The eastern side of Viti Levu experiences heavy rainfall, while the western side is noticeably drier. The centre of the island is covered in forest and features Fiji's highest peak – Mount Tomanivi (1,324 metres). The Giant Fijian long-horned beetle (one of the world's largest insects) can also be found on Viti Levu, which is the beetle's only known home.

Popular towns and regions on Viti Levu include:

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