Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 177 islands of which 52 islands are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290sqmi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000sqmi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. It has a population 103,000 people of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.
Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.
Tonga's population is 358, making it the seventh most populous village in Tuvalu. It is the main village of the island of Nanumanga, comprising 52% of the population of the island. The only other village is on the island Tokelau.
A two-day winter carnival has been organised in the famous resort of Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir in an attempt to revive the tourism ... Traditional music performances by renowned singers, ‘tonga’ rides, adventure sports activities and other activities attracted a good participation of locals and tourists for the two-day event, the spokesman said.
Sledge will launch the new version of We Are Family on November 9 during the opening of the World Health Assembly, with a performance alongside choral singers from New York to Tonga. Celebrities, frontline workers, international leaders and members of the public will also feature in a music video for the updated track.
Apple said today it is launching its services App Store, Apple Podcasts, iCloud, and Apple Music to dozens of additional markets in Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East among others in what is one of the biggest geographical expansions for one of the world’s biggest firms ...Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Apple says that Apple Music will now be available in 52 new countries, and other services including App Store, Arcade, Podcasts, and iCloud will hit 20 more countries ... The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and iCloud are now available in the following countries and regions. ... Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga, and Vanuatu.
The App Store®, AppleArcade™, Apple Music®, Apple Podcasts®, and iCloud® are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries ... The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and iCloud are now available to more customers around the world ... Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga, and Vanuatu.
• England secured bonus-point only in 77th minute against Tonga • ‘They kept on playing good rugby and the try came’ Eddie Jones admitted England needed “Fergie time” to ensure their World Cup title quest began with a bonus-point victory over Tonga ...Related. England 35-3 Tonga ... Billy Vunipola is unbowed after facing the music in Tonga’s hit parade .