Tonga

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Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited. The islands lie south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaiʻi.

The capital of Nuku’alofa is on the main island of Tongatapu.

Recent News
Wikipedia: On January 14, 2022, a very large eruption on Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, an uninhabited volcanic island of the Tongan archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, began. Hunga Tonga is 65 km (40 mi) north of Tongatapu, the country’s main island, and is part of the highly active Tonga–Kermadec Islands volcanic arc, a subduction zone extending from New Zealand north-northeast to Fiji. The eruption caused tsunamis in Tonga, Fiji, American Samoa, Vanuatu, and along the rim of the Pacific Ocean, including damaging tsunamis in New Zealand, Japan, the United States, the Russian Far East, Chile, and Peru. Preliminary data shows that the event was probably the largest volcanic eruption in the 21st century and the largest since the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
How a Tongan volcano shocked the world – ABC

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Headlines
How a Tongan volcano shocked the world – ABC
Tongan geologists observe stunning eruptions at Hunga

News
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Radio
Radio Tonga is Tonga’s main commercial radio station, founded in 1961 by Queen Salote Tupou III, and operating as a service of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission. Its slogan is “The Call of the Friendly Islands.” Wikipedia

Tonga Broadcasting
tonga-broadcasting.net
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Weather
Fua’amotu Weather Forecasting Center

Tourism Portals
tourismtonga.gov.to

Government
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Tonga/Tongan Language
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