The Friendly Islands

Tonga's Island

Tonga's extrodinary islands are near the continent of Australia. Tonga is composed of 176 islands that cover 270,000 miles of land. The country is called The Friendly Islands because of the warm welcome and the hospitality according to the Captain James Cook on his first visit on the island in 1773. Since 2010 the country Tonga has a population around 104,000 people.
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Tonga National Anthem

Activities And sports

Many people in Tonga like to go kayaking, boating, and snorkeling in the south pacific ocean off the coast of Tonga.

Sports are very big in Tonga. The national sport is rugby which both men and women play. Women also like to play a sport called netball that is similar to basketball in the United states.