History of Tonga
Geography of TongaWestern Samoa is on the southern area of Tonga, an Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga is a state with 36 islands out of its 177 island inhabited. Tongatapu is the largest island on which the capital city Nuku'alofa is located. The Tonga occupies a total area of about 747 square kilometers with 36 square kilometers covered by water. The coastline extends for about 416 kilometers and most of its islands are flat with limestone bedrock and overlying volcanic rocks. The Pacific Ocean at zero meters below the sea level is the lowest point, while unknown land within the Kao Island has the highest point in Tonga at 1033 meters above the sea level.
Climate of TongaTonga has tropical climate with the warm seasons experienced from Decembers to April where the temperatures rise while the cool seasons are experienced from May to November. The trade winds which flow over Tonga are highly responsible for the climate modification. The tropical cyclones and the earthquakes which strike Tonga at different seasons are a great threat to the people of Tonga. The volcanic activities experienced in the Fonuafo'ou are also part of the climatic hazards in Tonga.
Natural Resources in TongaFishing sites in the ocean are the main natural resource which Tonga depends on and the arable land on which farming practices are carried out. The large forestry cover provides the timber and source of energy. The well drained fertile lands in Tonga are the home of diverge species of wildlife.
Tourist Attraction in TongaThe presence of over 170 islands in the state of Tonga with various wonderful landmarks and resources creates the desire of adventure to anyone who comes across the fame of the country.
The country's top cities and the islands they are located include:
- Nuku'alofa - Tongatapu
- Neiafu - Vava'u
- Haveluloto - Tongatapu
- Vaini - Tongatapu
- Pangai - Ha'apai
- Ohonua - Eua
Famous Hotels in TongaThe kingdom of Tonga offers great accommodation services to the entire visitors in the precious resorts and the luxurious five star hotels within its highland. Some of the high-class hotels in the region include:
- The friendly islander hotel
- Hotel Nuku'alofa
- Scenic hotel Tonga
- The Fafa island resort
- Treasure Island Eueiki Eco resort
- Little Italy hotel and restaurant
- Keleti international resort
Tonga Culture and CuisineThe culture of Tonga has a great social privilege to the men than female where farming and fishing is the livelihood supporting the survival of the people in Tonga but education has exposed women to leadership. Women involve themselves in traditional activities like mat and bark clothes weaving while the men participate in wood carving, canoe-building and the traditional architecture. Both the church and the traditional dancing groups participate in several official occasions. Most of the foods consumed in Tonga are from the sea and the land as most populations are gatherers and hunters. Root crops such as cassava and yam are usually boiled and sauced with the coconut cream. Fish, sea weed, sea orchard, and vegetarian lobsters are the common sea foods, and several kinds of fruits such as mango and grapes, guava and apple are also consumed in the state.
- Fua, Amotu international airport- Nuku'alofa
- Vava, u international airport- Vava'u
- Eua airport- Eua
- Lifuka island airport- Lifuka
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015
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Facts about Tonga
|Independence Day||4 June, 1970|
|Area||748 sq km|