Tonga (/ ˈtɒŋ (ɡ) ə /; Tongan: [ˈtoŋa] Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian country, and also an archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited.
Tonga, officially Kingdom of Tonga, Tongan Fakatuʿi ʿo Tonga, also called Friendly Islands, country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of some 170 islands divided into three main island groups: Tongatapu in the south, Haʿapai in the centre, and Vavaʿu in the north.
Tonga has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Tonga. Read the country information page. If you decide to travel to Tonga: See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19. Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and …
The Kingdom of Tonga is a sovereign nation in Polynesia, composed of an archipelago of 169 islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth.
Tonga is an archipelago of over 150 islands and only has a population of just over 100,000 people, however we are proud of the relationship we have with the Commonwealth. As the last remaining Kingdom we are as committed to upholding our constitution as we are to the Commonwealth and its aims.
Location map of Tonga Destination Tonga, a virtual guide to the Polynesian kingdom formerly known as the Friendly Islands, an archipelago of more than 170 islands in the South Pacific Ocean south east of Fiji, south of Samoa, 2,000 km north east of Auckland, NZ and 3,280 km east of Brisbane, Australia. Tonga was united under one chief in 1845.
The Tongan archipelago has been inhabited for perhaps 3000 years, since settlement in late Lapita times. The culture of its inhabitants has surely changed greatly over this long time period.
Tonga, properly known as the Kingdom of Tonga, is an archipelago south of Samoa. Also called “The Friendly Islands,” Tonga comprises of 176 islands, most of which are uninhabited. The capital of Tonga is Nuku’afola, which is also the country’s largest city, and can be found on the main island of Tongatapu.