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Tonga     [17]
(Independent in 1970 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 699 sq. km     SEA AREA: 700000 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 2 8 21 25 11 67
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 99000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 142 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 45%
ECONOMY
  GDP/Capita: $1030
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Interdepartmental Environmental Committee; Department of Lands and Survey, Nuku'alofa
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 01/02/98


Islands of Tonga
Ata (Tonga)
Eua (Tonga)
Foa (Tonga)
Fonuafo'ou (Tonga)
Fonualei (Tonga)
Ha'ano (Tonga)
Home Reef (Tonga)
Hunga (Tonga)
Hunga Ha'apai (Tonga)
Hunga Tonga (Tonga)
Kao (Tonga)
Kapa (Tonga)
Late (Tonga)
Lifuka (Tonga)
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)
Niuatoputapu (Tonga)
Nomuka (Tonga)
Nuapapu (Tonga)
Pangaimotu (Tonga)
Tafahi (Tonga)
Tofua (Tonga)
Toku (Tonga)
Tongatapu (Tonga)
Uoleva (Tonga)
Vava'u (Tonga)


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