Tonga Guide

Tonga Guide

Country data

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

Capital: Nuku’alofa

Archipelagos: 5
‘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

ATMs: unknown

International credit cards: These are very rarely accepted.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

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.

Travel advice

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

Land use:

  • Usable land: 24%
  • Grain cultivation: 43%
  • Pasture area: 6%
  • Forests: 11%
  • other: 16%
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