Tailevu Province

Tailevu is one of the 14 provinces of Fiji.

A village church in the Wainibuka District of Tailevu


One of the eight provinces based in Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island, Tailevu's 755 square kilometers occupy the south-eastern fringe of the island along with some central areas. At the 2017 census, it had a population of 64,552, the fifth largest among the provinces.[1] The main urban area of Tailevu is Nausori with a population of 21,645 in 1996. Tailevu includes the districts of Bau, Nakelo, Verata, Wainibuka, and Sawakasa. Bau District includes Bau Island, the seat of the Kubuna Confederacy, one of three traditional chiefly hierarchies in Fiji. Kubuna's Paramount Chief, called the Vunivalu of Bau, is generally considered the most senior such chief in Fiji. The Indigenous Fijians' land, water ways, foreshore, seabed, and fishing grounds is held in perpetuity among other special privileges to which they are entitled.[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Fiji Bureau of Statistics (5 January 2018). "2017 Population and Housing Census - Release 1". Census 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

Coordinates: 17°50′S 178°30′E / 17.833°S 178.500°E / -17.833; 178.500