Dravuni — Island — Coordinates: 18°46′S 178°32′E / 18.767°S 178.533°ECoordinates: 18°46′S 178°32′E / 18.767°S 178.533°E Country Fiji Island group Kadavu Group Area - Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi) Elevation 40 m (131 ft) Population - Total 125 - Density 156.3/km2 (404.7/sq mi)
Dravuni (pronounced [ndraˈβuni]) is a volcanic island in the Kadavu Group of islands in Fiji. Covering an area of 0.8 square kilometers, it is located at 18.78° South and 178.53° East, and reaches a maximum altitude of 40 meters.
The island is inhabited by approximately 125 people and is the most northern of several inhabited islands within the Great Astrolabe Reef.
Just north of the Astrolabe lies Solo Reef, an atoll where according to local legend there used to be a village that sunk into the sea. Villagers who fish there respect this legendary village by not throwing garbage overboard.
Dravuni is also home to a University of the South Pacific (USP) research facility which is currently being used by Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) as the main base for conducting surveys on the reefs by invitation of the Fijian Ministry of Tourism.
Foreign Minister and former diplomat Kaliopate Tavola is a native of Dravuni.
Kadavu GroupDravuni · Galoa · Great Astrolabe Reef · Kadavu · Ono Islands of Fiji Principal islands Significant outliersConway Reef · Kadavu · Taveuni · Rotuma ArchipelagosKadavu Group · Lau Islands · Lomaiviti Islands · Mamanuca Islands · Moala Islands · Ringgold Isles · Rotuma Group · Vanua Levu Group · Viti Levu Group · Yasawa IslandsCategories:
- Kadavu Group
- Islands of Fiji
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