Outline of Tonga

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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:

Tongasovereign 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[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Tonga

Geography of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Geography of Tonga

Environment of Tonga[edit]

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

Natural geographic features of Tonga[edit]

Regions of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Regions of Tonga

Ecoregions of Tonga[edit]

Administrative divisions of Tonga[edit]

Demography of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Tonga

Government and politics of Tonga[edit]

Politics of Tonga

Branches of the government of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Government of Tonga

Executive branch of the government of Tonga[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Tonga[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Court system of Tonga

Foreign relations of Tonga[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Tonga[edit]

Main article: Law of Tonga

Military of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Military of Tonga

Local government in Tonga[edit]

History of Tonga[edit]

Culture of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Culture of Tonga

Art in Tonga[edit]

Sports in Tonga[edit]

Main article: Sports in Tonga

Economy and infrastructure of Tonga[edit]

Main article: Economy of Tonga

Education in Tonga[edit]

Main article: Education in Tonga

Health in Tonga[edit]

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[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Tonga


External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Tonga