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Saturday, March 9, 2013

TONGA - The 192nd Country Visitor To My Blog.

TONGA

The 192nd country to visit my Blog comes from TONGA. He or she was online 3 hours ago...
Thank you for visiting.
Do come and visit again - and do allow me to promote your country in my Blog.

Let's see what Tonga have to offer:
Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a sovereign state and an archipelago comprising 176 islands scattered over 700,000 square kilometres of the southern Pacific Ocean. Fifty-two of these islands are inhabited.
Lengthwise, the Kingdom stretches over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line located about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii.
Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773. He happened to arrive at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu'i Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook during the gathering, but could not agree on a plan.
Capital: Nuku'alofa 
King: Lavaka Ata 'Ulukalala 
Government: Hereditary constitutional monarchy
Currency: Tongan pa'anga
Official language: Tongan Language, English Language
Population: 106,137 (July 2012)
Area: 748 km2
Religion: Christian

Interesting photos:
Tonga - pic. by shipforworldyouth.org
Tonga - pic. by hichinese.org
 Tonga national culture - pic. by tripadvisor.com
 Tonga - pic. by blogs.kqed.org
 
I haven't been to Tonga. Hope I will one of these days..
Have a nice day...  

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