Who is the leader of Tonga?

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The Monarch of Tonga use to have absolute power in the Kingdom but as of 2010 had delegated everyday duties of running the country to the Prime Minister. if you asked a native tongan they would say God :)
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How long is a school year in Tonga?

Tonga is in the southern hemisphere so Christmas falls in the summer (wet season). The school year starts sometime in Early/Mid Feb (depends on the school) and finishes between the mid/end of October and into mid November. There are breaks for different churches (most high schools are run by chur (MORE)

What is the vegetation in Tonga?

There is little original vegetation remaining, and most land is either cropped or in bush fallow. Approximately 50% of the island has an overstorey of mature coconuts with regular cropping and livestock activities carried out beneath.

What is the history of Tonga?

The past 4000 B.C. the Polynesians first arrived to Tonga. There are many legends and myths of how Tonga came about. But the one I know that is true is how our first King became king. Tonga has 6 inhabited islands, Tongatapu, Vava'u, 'Eua, Haapai, Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu. Each island had a king (MORE)

What continent is Tonga in?

Tonga is not part of a continent because Tonga are little tiny islands in the pacific. Tonga is one of the pacific islands.

What continent is Tonga on?

Tonga is an archipelago of islands in the south west Pacific. The nearest continent would be Australia about 3,000 km away.

Is Vanuatu in Tonga?

Vanuatu (IPA: /ˌvɑːnuːˈɑːtuː/), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu ), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is some 1,750 km (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 km (310 mi) north-east of New Caledo (MORE)

What is Tonga been?

The Tonga bean is also known as the Tonka bean. It is the seed fromthe Dipteryx Odorata. This bean is used for flavoring foods.

What foods do people in Tonga eat?

There are all sorts of foods eaten in Tonga that include fruits,animals and seafood. "Talo" (taro) and "Manioke" (a.k.a, tapioca orcassava) are considered vegetables, and are popular common sides tomain meals in Tonga. They grow in the ground and Tongans eat theroot. At big feasts "puaka" (pig) is o (MORE)

How does Tonga earn money from overseaes?

Tonga has a few cash crops, fish and coral, some other sea produce. They have tourism, and some minor agriculture imports. By far however Tonga gets most of its national income from remittances (gifts) sent from Tongans overseas. Western Union makes alot of money there.

Which continent is Tonga on?

The Kingdom of Tonga is not on any of the Earth's continents. It isactually an archipelago that consists of 176 islands in the middleof the Pacific Ocean.

What clothes do they wear in Tonga?

tongan clothes Tongans mostly still wear traditional dress. Tongan men wear a tupenu, which is a cloth that is similar to a skirt that goes around the waist and reaches below the knees and a ta'ovala which is a woven Tongan mat that men wear around their waist and tie it with a kafa. The shirt (MORE)

How old is Tonga?

The Tongan archipelago has been inhabited for over 3000 years The Tu'i Tonga (the first true "tongan" ruling dynasty) was created around the year 900AD with 'Aho'eitu as the first Tu'i Tonga and ended in 1875 with the death of Laufilitonga The islands of Tonga were united into a kingdom in 1845 by (MORE)

Who is the King of Tonga?

His name is Siaosi Tupou the 5th. In English it is King George Tupou the 5th. the king of Tonga is George Tupou V.

What are facts about Tonga?

Kingdom of TONGA The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of 172 islands in the central South West Pacific, south of Samoa, 3580 kms north east of Australia and 650 kms east of Fiji. The archipelago is also known as The Friendly Islands so narned by Captain Cook when he was welcomed by Chief Fina (MORE)

Where are the Tonga Islands?

Tonga is located in the South Pacific, Halfway between Hawai'i and New Zealand. It is within thePolynesian Triangle

What is it like in Tonga?

in Tonga it is beautiful and tropical all year round. it stays like 85degrees all year and they have a lot of beaches and lagoons because they are mostly atolls. they have palm trees!!! :D

Who named Tonga?

i don't know but for i know Capt. James Cook named Tonga the friendly town or something like that , for how people greeted him when he first came in and out of Tonga.

What can you do in Tonga?

Anything you want. But in Tonga they have a specific way of showing respect. What puts Tongans apart is that RESPECT for tongans is a big thing. For tongans there are different catergories of respect. There are rules in Tonga that you must obey & by sticking to them, you would be fine. And when you (MORE)

Is there a Tonga king?

Yes there is a Tonga King. There is a royal family in Tonga, althpugh the population is just 100 000.

Who discovered Tonga?

Tonga was discovered by two unnamed Dutch explorers in 1616. However, Dutch trader/explorer Abel Tasman is often given the credit, as he was the first known European to land there, doing so in 1643.

How was Tonga originated?

Tonga originated from Samoa and of the lapita people the first polynesians of the south pacific warfare broke out in Samoa do to the tu'i manu'a kings of Samoa islanders fled to other islands thus the name Tonga and Tonga started to build there own kingdom tu'i Tonga.tu'i ha'atakalaua,tu'i kanokupol (MORE)

What represents Tonga?

The national colours of Tonga are Red and White The White Dove of peace is also used often

Which countries border Tonga?

no countries border Tonga because it is a bunch of islands. The Pacific ocean borders Tonga.that's it. hey country study doodz

Are there Mormons in Tonga?

Yes! Actually, Tonga has one of the highest Mormon populations in the world (by percent, not number, since Tonga is quite small). In January 2010, there were 55,173 baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Tonga. The total population of Tonga was (MORE)

What leader does Tonga have?

Tonga is a Constitutional Monarchy so it has the Monarch (King George Tupou IV) at the head of its government.

Is Tonga an medc?

hell noo. there are small pockets of developement, but overall no Tonga is an LEDC

Who was the Tui Tonga who started the war between Tonga and Samoa?

Kings of Samoa or the tu'i manu'a both of these islands free itself in order to get revenge back in those days the islands were together until a king or a chief name talakaifaiki became very cruel to the Samoan people and orginated the name malietoa when theres to much power that's what can happen k (MORE)

When did Tonga start playing Rugby?

There are no exact dates for the start of the games in Tonga. However, its felt that there were some games played by sailors and missionaries who went there very early in the 20th century (1900's) the Tongan rugby union was formed in late 1923

Does Tonga have tax?

Tonga does have faxes because when tongan people need it for help or somehting, there is always there tax to when they need something or not. LOL :L Thanks fr tha adds follow me on TWITTER or if not add me as a friend on FACEBOOK

Why is their tension between Fiji and Tonga?

Because both countries the Republic of Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga have laid claims to the Minerva Reef which is south of Tonga and Fiji. The people of Ono, Lau - Fiji use the reef to fish and so is the people of Eua - Tonga. Todate, the reef remains open to both Fiji & Tonga citizens alike.

Who found tonga?

Polynesians found and lived in tonga first but... captain cook found Tonga and called it the friendly islands

What sports do Tonga play?

Rugby union is the national sport in Tonga.Football has a following, while Judo, surfing, volleyball, and cricket have gained popularity in recent years. Rugby league is also played.

What are the main religions in Tonga?

98% of Tonga nowadays is Christian. They are as follows: about 37% is Methodist, 17% Mormon, 16% Roman Catholic, and 11% the Free Church of Tonga.

What do people in Tonga do?

It depends on the aim of your question because it's so vague and very general. Just like other countries, the citizens of the nation work to care and provide for their families, and ultimately to survive. Work can include selling handmade crafts (stuff for ta'olunga costumes), homemade baked good (MORE)

Why is Tonga so special?

I'm sure that to the people of Tonga , it is special for many reasons. To those of us from the outside, its main claim to fame is that it remains the only island nation in the Pacific or Indian Oceans that was never colonized. The Wikipedia article on Tonga states, "In 2010, Tonga took a decisi (MORE)

Does Tonga have trains?

Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga once had a railway, but it is now closed. Tonga (MORE)

Is Samoa near Tonga?

They are not very near each other. They are about 888 kilometres or552 miles apart. They are not very near each other. They are about 888 kilometres or552 miles apart. They are not very near each other. They are about 888 kilometres or552 miles apart. They are not very near each other. They are a (MORE)

Is there a Tonga tribe in America?

There are descendants of the Tonga tribe in America but there does not seem to be an actual tribe left in the country. The tribe originated in areas like the Tongan archipelago and traveled over much of the globe to land in areas like America and New Zealand.

How long by plane from US to get to Tonga?

The time required for flight between the above places is 13.5 hrs. Average speed of 500 miles/hour is used to calculate the time. This time is inclusive of the landing and take off times. However, the time required for the baggage and security checking has not been added. The actual time may change (MORE)