Batiki

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Batiki
Island
Batiki is located in Fiji
Batiki
Batiki
Location in Fiji
Coordinates: 17°47′S 179°09′W / 17.783°S 179.150°W / -17.783; -179.150Coordinates: 17°47′S 179°09′W / 17.783°S 179.150°W / -17.783; -179.150
Country Fiji
Island group Lomaiviti Islands
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 300
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)

Batiki is an island of Fiji belonging to the Lomaiviti Archipelago. The island is of volcanic origin, with a land area of about 12 square kilometers. Its latitude is 17°47'; its longitude is 179° 9'.

Its population of approx. 300 Fijians lives in coastal villages.The economic activity is subsistence farming and fishing. The island has no airport or roads, transport is by a simple punt vessels or fibre glass boats. There is a primary school in the island with the population of approx. 50 local students with only 4 teachers. There is also a nursing station manned by a registered staff nurse.Critical Cases are referred either to Qarani Health centre or Levuka hospital. The nursing station opening hours is from 8am to 4.30pm on a daily basis but is also on stand-by after hours in case of emergencies.

There is also a small local postal agency-deals with mails, telegrams, money transfers etc. Opening hours from 10am to 12md and 2pm to 4pm. Also open in case of any emergency from the local nurse or anyone needing any urgent phonecall to relatives living on the mainland.

There are 4 villages on the island: Yavu, Mua, Manuku, Naigani.

Yavu village is the paramount chiefly residence of the "Toranibaunakarawa" na Komaivunivesi"

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