Tonga, officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state, located in Oceania, Tonga is a small archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, It's lies in south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. It is about 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi) from New Zealand's North Island.
Location Map of Tonga
Where is Tonga Located?
Tonga is located in the South Pacific Ocean.
Tonga map also shows that Tonga is an archipelago constituted of more than 170 islands. These islands are spread in the area of about 700,000 sq km. Many of the islands are uninhabited. The climate type of Tonga is tropical. The government type of the Tonga is a constitutional monarchy, under which the King has all executive power and even the Prime Minister of country is appointed by the King.
Moreover, the economy of the country is largely depends upon remittances because half of the country's population lives abroad and hence send money to their relatives. However, country has small manufacturing sector and subsistence agriculture. The major crops are Coconuts, bananas, coffee beans, vanilla beans, and root crops including taro, yams, and cassava.
Places to see in Tonga:
|Fafa Island||Pangaimotu Island||Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon||Hunga Tonga|
|Anahulu Cave||Uoleva||Ha'atafu Beach||Atata Island|
|Ene'io Botanical Garden||Ha`apai Group||Mt Talau National Park||Luahoko|
|Nomuka||Mapu 'A Vaea Blowholes||Mounu||Oholei Beach|
|Kao||Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua||Ene'io Beach||Pangaimotu Island Resort|
Facts about Tonga
|Official Name||Kingdom of Tonga|
|Location of Tonga||the South Pacific Ocean|
|Tonga Coordinates||21.1790° S, 175.1982° W|
|Tonga Capital City||Nuku'alofa|
|Surrounding Country in Tonga||Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west. It is about 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi) from New Zealand's North Island|
|Official Languages||Tongan, English|
|Total Islands||169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited|
|Area of Tonga||748 km2 (289 sq mi)|
|Suface Area||750 square kilometres (290 sq mi)|
|Population of Tonga||100,651 (2016)|
|Ethnic Groups||Polynesian 98%|
|Religion of Tonga||Christian|
|Tonga Currency||Tongan Pa'anga (Top)|
|Tonga Time Zone||UTC +13h|
|Tonga ISO Code||To|
|Tonga Calling Code||+676|