The Info List - Cakaudrove Province

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Cakaudrove is one of fourteen provinces of Fiji, and one of three based principally on the northern island of Vanua Levu, occupying the south-eastern third of the island and including the nearby islands of Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, and numerous other islands in the Vanua Levu Group. It has a total land area of 2,816 square kilometers, with a population of 49,344 at the most recent census in 2007, making it the sixth most populous province. The only major town is Savusavu, with a population of 3,372 in 2007. Cakaudrove has proved to be one of Fiji's most influential provinces. Ratu
Sir Penaia Ganilau, Fiji's last Governor-General and first President, held the chiefly title of Tui Cakau, with Cakaudrove as his traditional fiefdom. Former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka
Sitiveni Rabuka
is also from Cakaudrove. The present Tui Cakau, Ratu
Naiqama Lalabalavu, is a Cabinet Minister and leader of the Conservative Alliance (CAMV), a nationalist political party with considerable support in Cakaudrove. The CAMV politicians Ratu
Rakuita Vakalalabure and Manasa Tugia also hail from Cakaudrove. Ratu
Epeli Ganilau, a son of Ratu
Sir Penaia Ganilau leads another significant political party, the National Alliance Party. Ratu
Jone Yavala Kubuabola is Fiji's Minister for Finance, a position he has held since 2000. He also represents the South West Urban Fijian Communal constituencies in the House of Representatives, to which he was elected as a candidate of the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) in 2001. He was also a former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Ratu
Inoke Kubuabola is a Fijian politician who served as Leader of the Opposition in 1999 and 2000. He became leader of the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei
Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei
(SVT) following its defeat in the 1999 election and the subsequent resignation of its leader, the defeated Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, from Parliament.The Kubuabola family is a branch of the Ai Sokula
Ai Sokula
clan, to which the present Tui Cakau and former Cabinet Minister Ratu
Naiqama Lalabalavu also belongs. Cakaudrove is governed by the Cakaudrove Provincial Council.

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Political divisions of Fiji


Central Eastern Northern Western


Ba Bua Cakaudrove Kadavu Lau Lomaiviti Macuata Nadroga Navosa Naitasiri Namosi Ra Rewa Serua Tailevu




Lautoka Suva


Ba Labasa Lami Levuka Nadi Nasinu Nausori Savusavu Sigatoka Tavua

Coordinates: 16°40′S 179°25′E / 16.667°S 179.417°E / -16.