Asia-Pacific

Tonga profile

Children exercise
Exercise class for a healthy lifestyle: a move away from the traditional fish diet has contributed to an obesity epidemic
  • Full name: Kingdom of Tonga
  • Population: 105,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Nuku'alofa
  • Area: 748 sq km (289 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Tongan, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 pa'anga = 100 seniti
  • Main exports: Fish, pumpkins, coconut products, vanilla beans
  • GNI per capita: US $3,820 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .to
  • International dialling code: +676