Tonga World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu






Tonga

Tonga Have you ever heard about this group of 169 islands lying in the Pacific Ocean, though only 69 is inhabited. This is in fact the first place in the world, that the sun rises, as its lying just next to the international dateline. You can experience the tongans drumming and dancing, maybe even learn a bit, of this rich culture. On this islands, among other sights, there is placed the summer palace, and then there will of course be the most beautiful beaches. So go an be amazed.

Area: 751 Km²
Population: 104.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 138 pop/Km²

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy
Capital: Nuku'alofa (34.000 pop.)
Major cities: -
Ethnic majority: Polynesian 99%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Kao 1031 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Tongatapu 257 Km², Vava'u 90 Km², Eua 87 Km², Tofua 47 Km²
Climate: Tropical

Language: Tongan, English (both officials)
Religion: Methodist 47%, Catholic 14%, Free Wesleyan Church 14%, Mormon 9%, Church of Tonga 9%
Currency: Pa'anga (TOP)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 25/4, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/11, 4/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00676
GMT: +13

World Heritage List: -