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Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga
Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga
Flag of Tonga
Coat of arms of Tonga
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga ko hoku tofiʻa"
"God and Tonga are my Inheritance"
Anthem: Ko e fasi ʻo e tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga
The Song of the King of the Tongan Islands
Location of Tonga
Capital
and largest city
Nukuʻalofa
21°08′S 175°12′W / 21.133°S 175.200°W / -21.133; -175.200
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2016)
Religion Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
Demonym Tongan
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Tupou VI
ʻAkilisi Pōhiva
Fatafehi Fakafanua
Legislature Legislative Assembly
Independence
• from British protection
4 June 1970
Area
• Total
748 km2 (289 sq mi) (186th)
• Water (%)
4.0
Population
• 2011 census
103,036
• Density
139/km2 (360.0/sq mi) (76tha)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
• Total
$763 million
• Per capita
$7,344
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Total
$439 million
• Per capita
$4,220
HDI (2014) Increase 0.717
high · 100th
Currency Paʻanga (TOP)
Time zone (UTC+13)
• Summer (DST)
 (UTC+14)
Drives on the left
Calling code +676
ISO 3166 code TO
Internet TLD .to
  1. Based on 2005 figures.

Coordinates: 20°S 175°W / 20°S 175°W / -20; -175

Tonga (/ˈtɒŋə/ or /ˈtɒŋɡə/; Tongan: [ˈtoŋa]Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 103,000 people of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Tonga stretches across approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.


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