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Friday, February 15, 2013

LAUTOKA is the second largest city of Fiji after the capital of Suva.

The city is situated on the western side of the island of Viti Levu.

* The total area of Lautoka amounts to 16 square kilometers.

* The history of the city conveys some interesting facts about its origin and its naming. The name of the city has been derived from the two Fijian words which mean spear hit. A rift broke out between two local chieftains and one of them reacted by uttering the word. Thus the name had transpired and has been in practice.

* The economy of Lautoka reveals the information that it is called the sugar cane city. Lautoka is one of the best economically developed regions of Fiji and comprises some of the most productive sugar mills. The Lautoka Sugar mill is one of the most recognized and popular factories which has flourished over the years in terms of productivity. Some of the other industries which exist in the city can be termed as brewery, steelworks, fishing, paints and construction.

* The demography of Lautoka unveils the information that since the year 1970 the population of the city has increased on a major basis. The current statistics would reveal that the population has crossed the 100,000 mark. One of the interesting facts is that a majority of population comprise the Indian origin.





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