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Tonga

Tonga Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Fiji (M) New Zealand (M) Samoa (M) American Samoa ( United States ) (M) Niue ( New Zealand ) (M) Wallis and Futuna ( France ) (M)

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Date 1,180 BC 2014
First human settlement > Notes Radiocarbon dating of a shell found at the site dates the occupation at 3180±100 BP. 2014
First human settlement > Place Pea village on Tongatapu 2014
Full name Kingdom of Tonga 2013
Independence day date June 4 1970
Land border length 0.0 2014 171st out of 200
National anthems Ko e fasi ʻ o e tu ʻ i ʻ o e ʻ Otu Tonga ( Song of the King of the Tonga Islands ) 2011
Overview

A group of more than 170 islands spread over an area of the South Pacific roughly the size of Japan, Tonga is the last Polynesian monarchy.

A deeply conservative, Christian country, Tonga voted in its first popularly elected parliament in 2010, ending 165 years of feudal rule.

A former British protectorate, Tonga became fully independent in 1970, though it was never formally colonised.


Full Article
2013

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries and islands by first human settlement (The list); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of national independence days (List); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

"Tonga Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Tonga/Background

Tonga Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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