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Kingdom of Tonga


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TONGA Kingdom of Tonga

Capital Nukualofa
Land Area 288 mi2


  • Total 103,566
  • Density 374.0 people/mi2
  • Growth 0.323% per year
  • Children 32.84%
  • Adult 62.87%
  • Elderly 4.299%

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 176 islands scattered over 270,000 square miles of ocean in the South Pacific. Fifty-two of the islands are inhabited.

The Kingdom stretches over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 miles) in a north-south line located at about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii.

Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773. He happened to arrive at the time of the ?inasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu?i Tonga, the islands' paramount chief, and received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, in reality the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook during the gathering, but could not agree on a plan.

Tonga is also the only island nation in the region to have avoided formal colonisation. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy after legislative reforms paved the way for its first ever fully representative elections which resulted in the election of Noble Siale?ataongo Tu?ivakan? as its first democratically elected Prime Minister.

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Missionary to Tonga

Bob Buster
N/A, Tonga