All the larger islands are in the eastern Lifuka group. The two larger islands are Lifuka and Foa which have 4249 people. After the two larger islands are Nukunamo and Haano which have four villages with a population of 728. To the south of these islands is Uiha, which contains two villages, ancient burial grounds and an ancient monument.
The large islands of Tofua (active volcano) and Kao (dormant volcano) are in the far west. The islands of the Kotu group, locally known as Lulunga, are in the southwest of the archipelago. The islands of the Nomuka group, locally known as Otu Muomua, are further south.