Outline of Tonga

The location of Tonga
An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Tonga

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tonga:

Tonga sovereign island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.[1] Tonga comprises the Tonga Archipelago of 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, stretching over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line. The islands lie south of Samoa and are about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaii.

Tonga is the only surviving monarchy among the island nations of the Pacific Ocean, as well as being the only island nation never to have been formally colonized.

The islands are also known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain Cook on his first visit in 1773. He happened to arrive at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu'i Tonga, the islands' paramount chief, and was invited to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, in reality the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook during the gathering, but had been unable to agree on a plan.[2]

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Tonga

Geography of Tonga

Main article: Geography of Tonga

Environment of Tonga

An enlargeable satellite image of the caldera island of Niuafoʻou in Tonga

Natural geographic features of Tonga

Regions of Tonga

Administrative divisions of Tonga

Demography of Tonga

Main article: Demographics of Tonga

Government and politics of Tonga

Politics of Tonga

Branches of the government of Tonga

Main article: Government of Tonga

Executive branch of the government of Tonga

Legislative branch of the government of Tonga

Judicial branch of the government of Tonga

Foreign relations of Tonga

International organization membership

The Kingdom of Tonga is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Tonga

Military of Tonga

Main article: Military of Tonga

History of Tonga

Main article: History of Tonga, Timeline of the history of Tonga, and Current events of Tonga

Culture of Tonga

Main article: Culture of Tonga

Art in Tonga

Sports in Tonga

Main article: Sports in Tonga

Economy and infrastructure of Tonga

Main article: Economy of Tonga

Education in Tonga

Main article: Education in Tonga

Health in Tonga

Nuku'alofa and Neiafu have hospitals equipped with limited emergency and outpatient facilities. Elsewhere, medical facilities and medications are extremely limited. People with serious medical conditions are typically referred to New Zealand for treatment.[3]

Infrastructure of Tonga

See also

Tongan language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Main article: Tonga


Wikimedia Atlas of Tonga

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