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KINGDOM OF TONGA- FACTSHEET

GENERAL

Capital          

Nuku’alofa

Area

747 sq. kms.

Current Weather

Maximum temperature: 33 °C
Minimum  temperature: 23 °C

Population

106,490 (2021)

National Day

4th November

Languages (with %age of speakers, if available)

Tongan and English

Religions (with %age, if available)

Christian

Currency
Exchange rate with US$ & INR                         

TOP$ 1 = US$ 0.46
TOP$ 1 = Rs. 33.02

Political Structure

Constitutional Monarchy ; 30-member assembly (17 people’s representative, 9 from Nobility and 4 appointed by King) 

Head of State

His Majesty King Tupou-VI

Head of Government (Prime Minister)

Rev. Dr. The Hon. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa.

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Rev. Dr. The Hon. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Economy

 

Tonga has a small, open, South Pacific Island economy. It has a narrow export base in agricultural goods. Squash, vanilla beans, and yams are the main crops. Agricultural exports, including fish, make up two-thirds of total exports. The country imports a high proportion of its food, mainly from New Zealand and remains dependent on external aid and remittances from Tongan communities overseas to offset its trade deficit. Tourism is the second-largest source of hard currency earnings following remittances.

GDP at market price

US$ 493 mn (2019)

GDP per capita

US$ 4888 (2019)

GDP Growth Rate

-0.4% (2020)

Total Trade
Imports
Exports

US$ 326 mn (2020)
US$ 311 mn (2020)
US$ 15 mn   (2020)

Bilateral Trade
Exports from India
Imports to India

US$ 0.40 mn  (2018-19)
US$ 0.35 mn (2018-19)
US$ 0.05       (2018-19)
 [According to Ministry of Commerce, Government of India]

INDIA SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Indian Origin/ Permanent Resident

Total: 200 (Major Indo-Fijians)

Indian Expatriates (composition and any pertinent information that may be of interest)

Total: 10 (Estimate)

Indian Organizations

Banks

Nil

 

PSUs

Nil

 

Government Organizations

Nil

 

Others

Nil

 

July 2021