Ovalau Island is the sixth largest island in Fiji. It is located in Lomaiviti Archipelago. Situated at 17.70° South and 178.8° East, (60 km northeast of the national capital Suva and 20 km off the east coast of Viti Levu), the Ovalau Island is about 13 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. Ovalau Island covers a total area of 106.4 square kilometers and has a population of around 9,100, approximately half the Lomaiviti population. Levuka, Fiji’s former capital, is the largest of 24 towns and villages on the island.