Nausori is a town in Fiji. It had a population of 47,604 at the 2007 census, the most recent to date. This makes it the fourth most populous municipality in the country. Situated 19 kilometers out of Suva, it forms one pole of the burgeoning Suva-Nausori corridor.
Fiji Television reported on March 20, 2006 that an ancient Fijian village, believed to have been occupied by chiefs sometime between 1250 and 1560, had been discovered at Kuku, in Nausori. Its heavily fortified battle fort contained unique features not seen elsewhere in Fiji. Archeologist Sepeti Matararaba of the Fiji Museum expressed astonishment at some of the discoveries at the site, which included an iron axe used by white traders in exchange for Fijian artefacts. Local villages were reported to be rebuilding the site with a view to opening it up to tourists.
Nausori was incorporated as a town in 1931 and is governed by a 12-member Town Council, elected for a three-year term. At the municipal election, held on 22 October 2005, all seats were won by the Ratepayers' Association. The new council elected Vikash Singh to the mayoralty, a position with a one-year renewable term. After the 2006 coup, the Military-backed interim government dismissed Singh from office and transferred his duties to a government-appointed Special Administrator. As of 2015, Nausori's autonomy has not been restored.
Nausori is the home of association football teams Rewa F.C. and Tailevu/Naitasiri F.C. and Rugby Union team Tailevu Knights. Multi-use sports stadium Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park is in the town and hosts the three teams' matches. The stadium has a capacity of 8,000.
- Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics: Population of Towns and Urban Areas 2007
- Rewa Bridge on Fletcher Construction website
- "Two regional airlines seal deal." Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association. 4 October 2005. Retrieved on 3 October 2009.
- http://www.soccerway.com/venues/fiji/vodafone-ratu-cakobau-park/ "Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park - Soccerway" Retrieved 15 August 2011
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