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Welcome to the Peace Corps - Tonga.

This site was created to share Peace Corps experiences and resources with others. Peace Corps Volunteers have been working and living in Tonga since 1968. Since then, Peace Corps Volunteers have worked to address the specific needs of Tonga, its people and its resources.


 

 

   Tonga

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  • CAPITAL CITY – Nuku'alofa
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S) – Tongan (primary), English (secondary)
  • AREA (KM2) – 2455 km2
  • POPULATION – 120,898
  • GDP – US$ 238 million
  • CURRENCY – Pa'anga

 

THE ONLY FORM OF ASSISTANCE WHICH IS UNENDING IS THAT WHICH WE CAN PROVIDE FOR OURSELVES. WE IN TONGA, MUST NOT FORGET THAT THE PROGRESS OF THIS COUNTRY, BE IT FAST, BE IT SLOW, OR BE IT NON-EXISTENT, DEPENDS ON US. ANY MAJOR STEP IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM IS IN THE HANDS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR COUNTRY AND IT IS WITH THEM THAT THE ULTIMATE PROGRESS DEPENDS.
King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV
June 8, 1967