Where Is Tonga and What
Is It Known For?
Flag of Tonga
Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, comprises some one hundred and seventy islands in the south Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand. The three main groups are Tongatapu (where sixty percent of Tongans live), Ha’apai and Vava’u.
The climate is warm and wet, and the economy relies heavily on agriculture. Tourism and light industry are also important to the economy. Exports include squash, fish, vanilla beans and root crops. Most trade is with New Zealand, Japan and Australia.