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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Tonga

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TONGA
TONGA

Tonga is an archipelago of 170 islands (of which 36 are inhabited) in the Pacific Ocean.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Tonga - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

676

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

TO

Internet country code

TO

GRC Country Code

TON

Tonga - Languages

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The official language is English External. Most of the population (about 98%) speak Tongan External. Niuafo’ou External is spoken by 690 people on Niuafo’ou and ’Eua Islands.

Tonga - Personal names and forms of address

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Personal names tend to follow the pattern given name(s)[ ]family name. Women usually take their husband’s name upon marriage. Miss is usually used for unmarried women in preference to Ms.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Tonga - Address format

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   [P.O. Box ]number
   Settlement[, ]Island name

for example:

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Addresses are normally to post office boxes and are normally written in English. The name of the settlement is followed by the name of the island on the last line of the address.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Tonga - Post office box

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Post office box deliveries are to P.O. Box or to Postal Mail Bag (P.M.B.).

Tonga - Postal codes

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Tonga has no postal code system.

Tonga - Postal code format graphic

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Tonga - Postal code format

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Tonga - Postal code specifics

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Tonga - Postal code regular expression

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Tonga - Postal code level of coverage

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Tonga - Postal code map

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Place names in Tonga

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   Note: This section last updated 16th August 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Tonga for full lists of place names in Tonga in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Tonga - Administrative districts

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Tonga has three island groups: Ha’apai External, Tongatapu External and Vava’u External. It has 5 divisions External:

    ’Eua External
    Ha’apai External
    Niuas External
    Tongatapu External
    Vava’u External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Tonga

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   Note: This section last updated 13th August 2019

Tongan telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 5 digits. Mobile numbers commence with these digit ranges: 15-19, 46, 49, 53-59, 63-69, 73, 75-78, 84, 86-89.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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