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Tonga

Tonga
  • Capital

    Capital

    Nuku'alofa

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:52

  • Population

    Population

    103 580

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +676

  • Currency

    Currency

    T$ TOP (pa'anga)

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Tonga

Tonga
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Nuku'alofa

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:52

  • Population

    Population

    103 580

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +676

  • Currency

    Currency

    T$ TOP (pa'anga)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.74 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 265mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    748 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    16%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    13%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    45%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    51 615

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Polynesian
    European

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Tongan
    English

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    2.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    47.3%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    13.7%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    15 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, construction, fishing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    squash, coconuts, copra, bananas, vanilla beans, cocoa, coffee, ginger, black pepper

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, fertile soil

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, fertile soil

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    1%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    121kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    89 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    28

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What not to do when visiting Tonga

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Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men). Women friends typically kiss on the cheek, a handshake or nod of acknowledgement is common for women during the initial meeting. A handshake or just a nod of recognition is standard between the sexes.

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2/11
Marker Tonga
Street & Behavioral

Don’t lose your temper, be loud or obnoxious - it’s considered rude.

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3/11
Marker Tonga
Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear revealing or tight clothes - women are expected to wear skirts in public, and the knees or shoulders should not be bared.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Tonga, a brother and sister should never be in the same room alone due to a stigma deriving from incest fears.

4/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t expect all services to be provided and offices open on Sunday.

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5/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t forget buses and taxis are the only public transport available. Bicycles must be registered with the Police Office before being used on public roads.

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6/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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7/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t expect Tongans to be close talkers - they often shout at each other from across the yard or from the doorway of a house.

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8/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily raise your palm with fingers swiping towards yourself to beckon people - it can be considered rude. It’s better to use a swipe of the arm towards yourself downwards.

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9/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t refuse a gift from anyone - it’s very rude.

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10/11
Marker Polynesia
Business & Communication

Don't refuse the Hibiscus blossom when offered - place it behind your left ear. The Tiare Tahiti flower can be found only in French Polynesia and is used to welcome friends or new visitors.

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11/11
Marker Tonga
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season runs from November to April.

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