Koro Island

Koro Island

Koro is a volcanic island of Fiji that forms part of the Lomaiviti archipelago. The Koro Sea is named after this volcanic island, which has a chain of basaltic cinder cones extending from north to south along its crest. With a land area of 108.9 square kilometers, it is the sixth largest island of Fiji. Its latitude is 17.18°; its longitude is 179.24°. Its population in 1960 was around 2500. As of 2007 around 4500 Fijians lived on the island, in 14 villages. A roll-on, roll-off ferry services Koro twice weekly from Suva, and also connects Koro to Vanua Levu to the North. Air Fiji provides one scheduled flight per week to Koro, usually on Wednesday from Suva.

The island has an airport, situated on its eastern coast. On its northwestern tip is situated the Dere Bay Resort and the Koro Beach Resort. A residential subdivision, Koro Seaview Estates, was established around Dere Bay Resort in 1989 and about 50 homes have ben established in the development as of 2008. Forestry and timber logging are the major economic activities.

The short-lived 2002 U.S. reality show Under One Roof was filmed on Koro Island.

ee also

*List of volcanoes in Fiji


* [http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0405-02- Global Volcanism Program: Koro]
* [http://www.koroisland.org - Information about Koro Island and Owners community of Koro Seaview Estates]
* [http://www.koroonline.com - Information on Travel to and Living on Koro and the Koro Beach Resort]
* [http://www.koroisland.com - Information on Real Estate on Koro Island]
* [http://www.derebayresort.com - Information on Accommodation on Koro Island]
* [http://www.korobeachresort.com - Information on Accommodation on Koro Island]

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