The islands of Tonga are also called Friendship Islands and are found in Oceania. Tonga is a kingdom that is divided into smaller island groups. Tonga consists of a total of 170 islands, of which only 40 are permanently inhabited. The land area of all the small islands is 749 square kilometers, but the water area is 700,000.
International date line: “Where does time begin?”
By the way, Tonga is the first state in the world to greet a new day every morning. How so? The international date line deviates from the 180th longitude between the 15th and 30th latitude especially for the Tongan Islands. So Tonga is right on the date line and right where time begins.
Otherwise, the small country, which, by the way, has never been colonized by a European country, is quite unknown to most people. Tonga is also the only kingdom still in existence in Polynesia.
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Is Tonga a part of Hawaii?
Is Tonga a country or island?
Who owns the island of Tonga?