Situated east of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, Tonga (also called the Friendly Islands) consists of some 150 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Most of the islands contain active volcanic craters; others are coral atolls.

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  • Hihifo is the main village on the island of Niuatoputapu in the Kingdom of Tonga Hihifo (which means 'west' in the Tongan language) is situated on the west side of Niuatoputapu and is the main centre for public and government facilities that serve the island residents, including a post office and police station The other two villages on Niuatoputapu are Falehau and Vaipoa

  • Kanokupolu is a village on Tongatapu The population is 354 it is the originating seat (in the beginning of the 17th century) of the Tuʻi Kanokupolu dynasty, to which the current king of Tonga still traces his descent

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