Where is Tonga?

Located in Oceania, Tonga is an island nation. It has a 419.00 km coastline. The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Tonga is an Oceanian country covering 747.00 km2 of which 4.02% is water and 717.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 21st smallest country in the world and 4 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 20 00 S, 175 00 W and Nuku'alofa is the capital city.

Tonga means "south" in the Tongan language.

Its ISO code is TO.

Geography

Tonga has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a tropical cliamte with a rainy season from June to December. The terrain consists mostly of flat islands with limestone bedrock.

Population

Tonga has a population of 106,513 making it the 191st largest in the world.

English and Tongan are spoken by most people. The major ethnic group most reported is Tongan. The majority of the country is Protestant Christian, Morman, or Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 676.

Government

Tonga is an independent country. It gained independence in 1970. Its constitution was last ratified in 1875.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Tonga's GDP is $557,000,000.00 (USD) with $5,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 211th largest economy and its citizens the 163rd richest in the world. The currency of Tonga is the Pa'anga (TOP).

Its major export partners are Japan, the United States, and Fiji. Its main exports are squash, fish, vanilla beans, and root crops. Its major import partners are Fiji, New Zealand, and China. Its major imports include foodstuffs, machinery, fuels, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017