Nasinu is an urban area on the island Viti Levu in Fiji. It is officially designated a "Town" (and was formally incorporated as such in 1999) despite its population (87,446 at the 2007 Census). Nasinu is the most populous municipality in Fiji, having overtaken that of Suva (the capital), and is one of Fiji's fastest-growing towns. Its land area is the largest of any municipal area in Fiji, and more than twice that of Suva. It is a major residential hub in Fiji, housing a large majority of the work force in Nasinu itself and in the Fijian capital, Suva.
Nasinu is governed by a Town Council of 21 members, the largest municipal body in Fiji in terms of the resident population. The Councillors, who serve three-year terms, elect a Mayor for a term of one year, renewable any number of times. The last municipal polls, held on 22 October 2005, were won by the Fiji Labour Party (FLP), which took 14 seats against 7 for the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL), which had previously controlled the council. The SDL Councillors boycotted the first session of the new council, which elected Rajesh ni,Lal naidu as Mayor, and threatened to challenge the election results in court.