About Tonga


Official Name: Kingdom of Tonga

Nickname: The Friendly Islands

Location: South Pacific Ocean

Geography: Archipelago of ~170+ islands (~1/4 are inhabited)

Timezone: UTC+13:00 – From the East Coast of the U.S., Tonga is 17 hours ahead.

Capital: Nuku’alofa

Population: 106,0170

Official Language: Tongan, English

Predominant Religion: Christianity

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Climate: Average annual temperature of ~75°
Warm and humid Summer: December – April)
Winter: May – November

Economy: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

Currency: Pa’anga

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