Photo: The Bua Tree bearing flowers
Bua is one of fourteen provinces of Fiji. Located in the west of the northern island of Vanua Levu, it is one of three northern provinces, and has a land area of 1,379 square kilometers. Its population at the 2007 census, the most recent to date, was 14,176, making it the fourth least-populous Province.
Bua is governed by a Provincial Council, chaired by Alipate Radrodro.
Briefly in regard to the History of Bua, It was said that Bua got its name from the branch of a Bua tree that was a gift given by Buatavatava’s grandmother to Buatavatava before he left the seashore of Verata on his journey to his unknown destination. Before leaving the shores of Verata his grandmother wept and said “Wherever you may land and set foot on plant this branch and name the place you owned as Bua.