Tongatapu


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Tongatapu

 

(or Tongatabu), an island in the Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Tonga islands. Area, 257 sq km. Population, about 48,000 (1967). Tongatapu is composed of coral limestone. Its maximum altitude is 61 m. The island has a tropical trade-wind climate. There are coconut palm, banana, and citrus plantations. Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga, is situated on Tongatapu. Tongatapu was discovered in 1643 by A. Tasman.

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Nearly three-quarters of Tonga's entire population-about 100,651 people-resides on the main island of Tongatapu. Natural hazards and the effects of climate change pose a significant threat to the country, with Tonga's location making it more vulnerable to cyclones and earthquakes.
It also offers charters from the two Samoas to Tongatapu in Tonga.
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Contract Award: Construction Supervision (approximately Between 100 And 110 Kms) Services Of Tongatapu And Outer Island Roads Works In Tonga.
The school, Tupou College on the Tongan island of Tongatapu, is said to be the oldest secondary in the Pacific.
It's home to the last remaining forest on Tonga's main island, Tongatapu. The other reserve is on the island of Eua.
It made landfall on the south coast of the main island of Tongatapu, dumping 160 mm of rain, bringing down electricity lines and damaging agricultural fields, according to the Guardian.
The study was conducted at the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture facility in Sopu, on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga (21[degrees]07'21" S, 175[degrees]13'36" W).
However, carefully planned and executed introductions into beetle populations onto Tongatapu and certain islands of Fiji resulted in an epizootic and corresponding decline in the beetle populations (Young 1974; Bedford 1976).
As well as an intense training camp in Tongatapu their schedule has included a series of community visits, the Ikale Tahi attending Vaiola Hospital, the Ofa-Tui-Amanaki Centre for Special Education and Hu'atolitoli Prison.
Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and Pacific Blue have all canceled their flights to Tonga, as the volcanic ash and smoke which were continuing from an undersea vent spread over hundreds of kilometers in the atmosphere above the Tongatapu region of Tonga, local news website Matangi Tonga Online reported.