Levuka


Levuka

Fiji
      town on the east coast of Ovalau island, central Fiji, South Pacific, and capital of Lomaiviti province. Settled by a U.S. adventurer in 1822, the area was the centre of a cotton boom during the American Civil War (1861–65), when world cotton supplies were disrupted. Levuka was chosen as the capital of Fiji in 1874, when the islands were annexed by Great Britain, but lost this distinction to Suva in 1882. It is now the centre of Fiji's tuna-processing industry, supplied mainly by Japanese, South Korean, and Taiwanese fishing boats. Pop. (2007) 4,290.

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  • Levuka — is a town on the south east coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji, of which it is the capital. At the census in 1996, the last to date, Levuka had a population of 3,745, more than a third of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Levuka — Levuka, früher Hauptstadt und wichtigster, seit 1881 durch die neue Hauptstadt Suwa überflügelter Handelsplatz der Fidschiinseln, auf der Ostküste der Insel Ovalau, mit gutem Hafen, Handelskammer, Bank und deutschem Konsulat. L. ist Hauptsitz der …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Levuka — Levuka, ehemal. Hauptstadt der brit. Kolonie Fidschi Inseln, auf Ovalau, guter Hafen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Levuka F.C. — Football club infobox clubname = Levuka F.C. fullname = Levuka Football Club nickname = founded = 1938 ground = Nasau Park Levuka, Fiji capacity = 1,000 chairman = manager = league = season = position = pattern la1= whiteshoulders|pattern b1=… …   Wikipedia

  • Levuka — Beach Street, la principal calle de Levuka, al borde del océano Pacífico. Levuka es una ciudad situada en la costa suroriental de la isla de Ovalau en el estado oceánico de Fiyi, en la Provincia Lomaiviti, en la División Este. Es la ex capital… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Levuka — 17°41′1″S 178°50′5″E / 17.68361, 178.83472 Levuka est une ville située sur la côte est de l île d Ovalau, aux Îles Fidj …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Levuka — Original name in latin Levuka Name in other language State code FJ Continent/City Pacific/Fiji longitude 18.06667 latitude 179.31667 altitude 49 Population 8360 Date 2013 08 04 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Levuka — ISO 639 3 Code : lvu ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Levuka Airfield — IATA: LEV – ICAO: NFNB …   Wikipedia


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