Location: South Pacific Ocean
Time zone: CET + 12 (during summer time: CET + 11)
Total area: 747 km²
Land area: 717 km²
Water area: 30 km²
Length of the state border: 0 km
Coastline: 419 km
‘Eua, Ha’apai, Ongo Niua, Tongatapu, Vava’u
Electric current: 240 V / 60 Hz
Telephone code: 00 676 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: 1,033 m (on Kao Island)
Population: approx. 106,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: 0% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 142
Life expectancy: 74 (male), 77 (female)
Official language: Tongan, English
- 65% Protestants
- 16% Mormons
- 15% Roman Catholic
- 4% other
The summer months from the end of November to the end of March are the warmest with an average daily temperature of 25-30 ° C. However, most of the rain falls in this region at this time.
With temperatures around 20 ° C, it is still pleasantly warm in winter from June to August. It only rains occasionally, but the humidity is almost always over 70%.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: Paanga (T $)
Classification: 1 Paangaa = 100 Seniti
International credit cards: These are very rarely accepted.
Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 200 cigarettes or 250 g tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
- small amounts of perfume
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
The importation of weapons, drugs and pornographic literature is prohibited.
There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Tonga.
Tonga’s industry is geared towards self-sufficiency in agriculture.
Industries: fishing, tourism
Natural resources: fish
- Usable land: 24%
- Grain cultivation: 43%
- Pasture area: 6%
- Forests: 11%
- other: 16%