Tonga is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people.
Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the west.
Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.
Detailed Map of Tonga
Top Things to Do in Tonga, from a Cruise Ship - Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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Hakau Adventures pontoon boat is the ideal way to travel in comfort for reef viewing, snorkelling or just to visit many of the uninhabited islands in the Vava'u group. Plenty of room for up to 10 people with seating for all. Loads of room for all the bags and whatever for your trip.
The botanical garden is located in Vava'u, 10 minutes from Neiafu. It consists of 22 acres (89,000 m 2) of privately owned gardens and was developed in 1972 by Haniteli Fa'anunu.
St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica is a minor basilica in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The basilica, located just west of the downtown core is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton and is one of the largest churches in Edmonton. It is the only basilica in Alberta.
The Tongan megapode ( Megapodius pritchardii) is a species of bird in the megapode family Megapodiidae, currently endemic to Tonga. The species is also known as the Polynesian megapode, and as the Niuafo'ou megapode after the island of Niuafo'ou to which it was restricted for many years.
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THE PACIFIC WAY STORY - MORDI Tonga. Innovative Rural Development
A PACIFIC WAY Story following the MORDI Tonga Team carry out their work on the outer Islands in Tonga.
Sailing Across the Pacific Ocean 2013 (Part 20) - Exploring Tonga
In this episode, the gang of Wakaya explore one of the few remaining kingdoms in the world known as Tonga. Get a taste of Tongan culture as we join a local village for a traditional feast and dancing!
Ako ki he Kava Tonga
An introductory study of common practice of Fai Kava in the Kingdom of Tonga. Video taken in Summer 2012 throughout the Island Kingdom. This is the 2nd edition to my previous film that I made with narration instead of text and other minor changes.
Explore 'Eua Island, Tonga | SabinasWorld
☼ ALL INFO HERE ☼ Part 7 of my sister's around the world trip! This video is from 'Eua Island in the Pacific polynesian Tonga. Beaches, caves and forests! She filmed and sent me the footage so I can edit and upload.
Flying into the Vava'u airport in Tonga
We departed from the Tonga Fua-amotu (TBU) Domestic Airport on the main island of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga and flew up to the Lupepau'u Airport located in northern group of islands in Vava'u. This video is our approach and landing in Vava'u at the International airport.
Tonga by Reisefernsehen.com - Reisevideo / travel video
Reisevideo über die Südseeinsel Tongo / video clip about Tonga by http://www.reisefernsehen.com
2013 TONGA - FISH WITH ATTITUDE
2013 signaled the return of Shimano Fishing NZ to the tropical waters of the Kingdom of Tonga with Cascade Charters - this is the highlight reel of the trip....enjoy!
AREA BOYZ_ All because of (TONGA) _GHANA COMEDY_BY_ FizzyVidz
A short comedy by Fizzy vidz production. AREA BOYZ_ All because of TONGA GH COMEDYBY_ FizzyVidz TWEAA.............lol
Tonga Introduction and Overview: history, economics, agriculture, culture
From the http://www.VideoSource.com Global Village Travel Guide and DVD, "Islands of the South Pacific". Stock footage available from http://videosource.com/search.html Transcript: Around 1000 B.C., when the Fijian islands could no longer support their growing populations the people looked eastward to what is today the Kingdom of Tonga.
Bus Riding in Tonga - Tofoa to Nuku'alofa