Must Known Facts about Tonga

Tonga or Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Tonga got its independence on 4 June 1970 from British Rule. Read to know interesting and must known facts about Tonga.

Tonga Facts
Tonga or Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Tonga got its independence on 4 June 1970 from British Rule. Here are some interesting and must known facts about Tonga.


1. Tonga Name Meaning

The word Tonga comes from the fakatonga language which means "southwards".


2. Capital of Tonga

The capital of Tonga is Nukuʻalofa. It is largest city of Tonga also.


3. Languages of Tonga

English and Tongan are the official languages of Tonga.


4. Currency of Tonga

Paʻanga is the official currency of Tonga.


5. Islands

Tonga is made up of 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited.


6. Neighbours country of Tonga

Fiji, Wallis, Futuna , American Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, New Zealand, New Caledonia(France) and Vanuatu are the neighbours countries of Tonga.


7. What would you call a person from Tonga?

The people or residents of Tonga are known as Tongans.


8. Climate of Tonga

The climate of Tonga is tropical with a distinct warm period from December to April, and temperature rise above 32°C  between these months and a cooler period from May to November, with temperatures rarely rising above 27 °C. 


9. Major Industries

Fishing and Tourism are the two major industries of Tonga.


10. Being Drunk in public is Illegal in Tonga

Its illegal to being drunk in Tonga. If local police catches you stumbling around, then you have to spend a night in jail.


11. Traditional Food of Tonga

The traditional foods of Tonga includes Taro, Yams, Bananas, Coconuts and Sea Food.


12. Famous Dishes of Tonga


Topai, Lú, ‘Ota ‘ika and Feke are some famous dishes of Tonga.


13. Drinks

There is a drinking restriction on age in Tonga. You must be 18 years old to drink alcohol. There are many varieties of drinks in Tonga, but traditional drinks like Kava and Hopi are famous one.

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