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Tonga - South Pacific

Tonga facts & history in brief

Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tongatapu is the main island of Tonga where the capital Nuku´alofa is located.
It is the most populous island comprising approximately 66 577 residents, 68.3% of population (in 1996).
Tongatapu is also the home island of the king, (he has palaces in all the capitals of the major islands groups, but the late king's official residence (now of the queen-mother only) is the Royal Palace, Tonga).
There are also numerous Tongan historical sites on the island.
The capital, Nuku?alofa, has seen a more rapid economic development than the other islands and is thus a commercial hub, attracting many immigrants from outer islands.

Everyday life is heavily influenced by Polynesian traditions and especially by the Christian faith; for example, all commerce and entertainment activities cease from midnight Saturday until midnight Sunday, and the constitution declares the Sabbath to be sacred, forever.

The majority of Tongans are Methodists with a significant number of Roman Catholics.

Tonga is said to have the highest proportion of Mormons of any state or country outside of Utah.

For more information about Tonga see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For more information about Tongatapu see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongatapu) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, April 2008.
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