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Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance.

The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. It withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

  • Nuku'alofa;
  • Ha'atafu Beach;
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes;
  • Pangaimotu Island
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +13
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    747 Km2
  • Population
    105 221 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Tongan, English
  • Currency
    Pa'anga (TOP)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 6100
  • Airports

    Tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season (December to May), cool season (May to December)

    Tongan 97%, part-Tongan 0.8%, other 2.2%, unspecified <0.1% (2016 est.)

    Being excessively loud in public is considered very rude.

    ʻOta ʻika — fresh, raw fish marinated in coconut milk and citrus juice; later the fish is typically combined with vegetables including tomatoes, green onions, cucumbers, and hot peppers

    Upper middle-income Pacific island economy; enormous diaspora and remittance reliance; key tourism and agricultural sectors; major fish exporter; rapidly growing Chinese infrastructure investments; rising methamphetamine hub

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