Ba is a town in Fiji, 37 kilometers from Lautoka and 62 kilometers from Nadi, inland from the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island.
Covering an area of 327 square kilometers, it had a population of 14,596 at the 1996 census.
The town is built on the banks of the Ba river, after which it is named.
Ba is an agricultural centre, populated mostly by Indo-Fijians, which makes it a cultural point for tourists.
Sugar cane has long been the mainstay of the local economy, but some manufacturing projects have been established over the past fifteen years.
Ba is part of the larger Ba Province, geographically the largest of Fiji's fourteen Provinces.
Ba was incorporated as a Town in 1939, and is governed by a 15-member Town Council, whose members elect a Mayor from among themselves.
At the last municipal election held in 2002, 14 of the 15 seats were won by the National Federation Party, with the remaining seat going to an independent candidate.
Prominent landmarks include the Rarawai Sugar Mill (on the outskirts of the town) and a large mosque near the river in the heart of the town.
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