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Travel to Tonga

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Tonga

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +13
  • Electricity: 240V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Pa'anga (PT or T$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 676

Tonga

Location
Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Capital
Nuku'alofa

Population
112,422 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
3 island groups; Ha'apai, Tongatapu, Vava'u

Climate
tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season (December to May), cool season (May to December)

Ethnic groups
Polynesian, Europeans about 300

Religions
Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)

Languages
Tongan, English

Government type
hereditary constitutional monarchy

Background
The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

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