Tongatapu

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Tongatapu is the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga and the location of its capital Nukualofa.wikipedia
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Tonga

Kingdom of TongaFriendly IslandsTongan
Tongatapu is the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga and the location of its capital Nukualofa.
The state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Nukuʻalofa

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Tongatapu is the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga and the location of its capital Nukualofa.
It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the country's southernmost island group.

Tuʻi Tonga Empire

Tu'i Tonga EmpireTui Tonga EmpireTongan Empire
Although Tonga was always the seat of the Tongan Empire, but in an area of distances up to 1,000 km, it was often only a symbolic rule.
It was centred in Tonga on the island of Tongatapu, with its capital at Mua.

Haʻamonga ʻa Maui

Ha'amonga 'a MauiHaamonga a MauiHaamonga-a-Maui
From the first capital at Toloa, around 1000 years ago, to the second capital at Heketā, at the site of the Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon, none boasts more traditional attractions than the third capital at Mu'a (from 1220–1851) with more than 20 royal grave mounds.
Haamonga a Maui (Burden of Maui) is a stone trilithon located in Tonga, on the north of the island of Tongatapu, near the village of Niutōua, in Heketā.

Muʻa (Tongatapu)

LapahaMualangi
From the first capital at Toloa, around 1000 years ago, to the second capital at Heketā, at the site of the Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon, none boasts more traditional attractions than the third capital at Mu'a (from 1220–1851) with more than 20 royal grave mounds.
Mua is a small town in the Hahake (eastern) district on the island of Tongatapu, and it was for centuries the ancient capital of Tonga.

Mapu a Vaea

The Mapu a Vaea or "Whistle of the Noble" are natural blowholes on the island of Tongatapu in the village of Houma in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Pangaimotu (Tongatapu)

PangaimotuPangai Motu
Pangaimotu is a small island in the Tongatapu group of Tonga, lying near the capital Nukuʻalofa.

Tupou College

Tupou College is a Methodist boys' secondary boarding school in Toloa on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga.

Nukuleka

Nukuleka is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of the island of Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga.

Hule fortress

Nukunuku is located only few kilometres from Nukuʻalofa, capital of Tongatapu.

Kolovai

Kolovai is a village on the Tongan island of Tongatapu.

List of islands and towns in Tonga

List of cities in Tonga169 islandsCities of Tonga
* List of islands and villages in Tonga

Geography of Tonga

Tonga IslandsGeology of TongaTonga Island
It has 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, are divided into three main groups – Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu – and cover an 800 km-long north-south line.

Hufangalupe

Hūfangalupe
Hufangalupe is a natural land bridge on Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu.

Mangrove

mangrovesmangrove forestmangrove swamps
The almost completely closed Fanga'uta and Fangakakau Lagoons are important breeding grounds for birds and fish as they live within the mangroves growing around the lagoon's shores.

Lagoon

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The almost completely closed Fanga'uta and Fangakakau Lagoons are important breeding grounds for birds and fish as they live within the mangroves growing around the lagoon's shores.

Pottery

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Archaeologist David Burley discovered the pottery around the Fanga'uta Lagoon, 2,000 km away from the Lapita pottery found at Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands.

Lapita culture

LapitaLapita peopleLapita pottery
Archaeologist David Burley discovered the pottery around the Fanga'uta Lagoon, 2,000 km away from the Lapita pottery found at Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands. The earliest traces of Lapita pottery found in Tonga was from around 900–850 BCE, 300 years after the first settlements in Tonga were established.

Santa Cruz Islands

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Archaeologist David Burley discovered the pottery around the Fanga'uta Lagoon, 2,000 km away from the Lapita pottery found at Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands

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Archaeologist David Burley discovered the pottery around the Fanga'uta Lagoon, 2,000 km away from the Lapita pottery found at Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands.

Trilithon

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From the first capital at Toloa, around 1000 years ago, to the second capital at Heketā, at the site of the Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon, none boasts more traditional attractions than the third capital at Mu'a (from 1220–1851) with more than 20 royal grave mounds.

Tumulus

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From the first capital at Toloa, around 1000 years ago, to the second capital at Heketā, at the site of the Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon, none boasts more traditional attractions than the third capital at Mu'a (from 1220–1851) with more than 20 royal grave mounds.

Abel Tasman

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Tongatapu was first sighted by Europeans on 20 January 1643 by Abel Janszoon Tasman commanding two ships, the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen commissioned by the Dutch East India Company of Batavia (Jakarta).

Dutch East India Company

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Tongatapu was first sighted by Europeans on 20 January 1643 by Abel Janszoon Tasman commanding two ships, the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen commissioned by the Dutch East India Company of Batavia (Jakarta).

Batavia, Dutch East Indies

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Tongatapu was first sighted by Europeans on 20 January 1643 by Abel Janszoon Tasman commanding two ships, the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen commissioned by the Dutch East India Company of Batavia (Jakarta).