Nausori is a town in Fiji. It had a population of 57,866 at the 2017 census.[1] This makes it the fourth most populous municipality in the country. Situated 19 kilometers outside of Suva, it forms one pole of the burgeoning Suva-Nausori corridor. Nausori is home to three provinces Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri.

Nausori
Town
Nausori
Nausori
Nausori is located in Fiji
Nausori
Nausori
Location in Fiji
Coordinates: 18°1′28″S 178°32′43.54″E / 18.02444°S 178.5454278°E / -18.02444; 178.5454278Coordinates: 18°1′28″S 178°32′43.54″E / 18.02444°S 178.5454278°E / -18.02444; 178.5454278
CountryFijiFiji
IslandViti Levu
DivisionCentral Division
Websitenausoritowncouncil.org
View of Syria park and Rewa river from the old Rewa Bridge.
Under the New Rewa Bridge

The 425-metre (1,394 ft) Rewa Bridge across the Rewa River, built by Fletcher Construction and opened in 2006, links Nausori to the capital, Suva.[2]

Rewa Day at Syria Park, Nausori - 2016

EconomyEdit

There are two major business areas in Nausori - the town of Nausori proper, and Nakasi. A new market and bus terminal were opened in 2015, allowing for the town's future development. A major upgrade of the local airport, including a new terminal and a longer runway, was expected to get started in the first quarter of 2017.

HistoryEdit

The old town of Nausori was situated around 5 km north of the current one, heading towards Kasavu. The ruins of the old town, situated in Naduruloulou, are still there. Now, it is a tourist centre and a haven for tropical flora and fauna gardens. Colonial buildings, town halls, local courts, and grand residences can be found here, dating back to before the 20th century.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Waisea Luveniyali - rugby union player
  • Latchman Raghubir - village elder and notable leader of the Kasavu Indian Village 1945 to 1990s
  • Viliame Kikau - Professional Rugby League Player for the Penrith Panthers who was born in the town of Nausori.
  • Dr Silo B - studied in Stockholm University and graduated in 1998 with a PhD in GIS and Remote Sensing. Spent her childhood in Nausori.

SportEdit

Nausori is the home of association football teams Rewa F.C. and Tailevu/Naitasiri F.C. and Rugby Union team Tailevu Knights. Multi-use sports stadium Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park is in the town and hosts the three teams' matches. The stadium has a capacity of 8,000.[3]

 
Rewa Bridge, Nausori, Fiji
 
View of Rewa River and Nausori from the old Rewa Bridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CENSUS 2017 - Release 3 - Fiji Bureau of Statistics". www.statsfiji.gov.fj. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ Rewa Bridge on Fletcher Construction website Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/venues/fiji/vodafone-ratu-cakobau-park/ "Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park - Soccerway" Retrieved 15 August 2011

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