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  Tonga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tonga was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845 by the ambitious young warrior, strategist, and orator Taufa'ahau.
Tonga's education system is free and mandatory for all children up to age twelve, with very nominal fees for secondary education, and foreign-funded scholarships for post-secondary education.
Tonga's economy is characterized by a large nonmonetary sector and a heavy dependence on remittances from the half of the country's population that lives abroad, chiefly in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tonga   (2307 words)

  
 Tonga
Tonga is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii.
Tonga became a British protected state under a Treaty of Friendship in 1900, when European settlers and rival Tongan chiefs tried to oust the second king.
Tonga has an excellent education system which is free and mandatory for all children up to age 12, with very nominal fees for secondary education, and foreign-funded scholarships for post-secondary education.
www.fact-index.com /t/to/tonga.html   (1172 words)

  
 Tonga - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tonga is the only monarchy in the Pacific (apart from Commonwealth realms such as Australia and New Zealand), and the constitutionally mandated power of the Tongan monarchs is greater than that of the Commonwealth monarchs.
Tonga has an excellent education system which is free and mandatory for all children up to age twelve, with very nominal fees for secondary education, and foreign-funded scholarships for post-secondary education.
The Tonga islands, described above, settled by the ancestors of all Polynesians, the Lapita.
open-encyclopedia.com /Tonga   (1355 words)

  
 Tonga (09/05)
Tonga's complex social structure is essentially broken into three tiers: the king, the nobles, and the commoners.
Tonga's economy is characterized by a large non-monetary sector and a heavy dependence on remittances from the half of the country's population that lives abroad, chiefly in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Tonga, by a further modification of its treaty of friendship with the United Kingdom in July 1970, is responsible for its own external affairs.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/16092.htm   (3120 words)

  
 'Eva - Your Guide to Tonga - No. 40, March-May 1998
Tonga’s Princess Pilolevu Tuita visited the kingdom’s northernmost islands of Niua Toputapu and Niua Fo’ou in January on a whirlwind tour with a seven member team, to assess damage inflicted by Cyclone Ron early in the New Year.
The people in this part of Tonga speak with a different accent and dialect from the rest of the kingdom, and they are actually closer to the Samoas to the north east than they are to the larger islands of Tonga in the south.
Tonga’s beautiful Red Shining Parrot, the Koki is native to the island and can be seen in the forests of ‘Eua, an experience that most visitors to ‘Eua will never forget.
www.fiat.to /eva/eva-40.htm   (2330 words)

  
 Tonga
Tonga’s royal government said Friday it was launching a “new media and information policy” after earlier this month banning the kingdom’s main independent newspaper and over-riding a court order to lift the prohibition.
Tonga’s aging crown prince, who is a heartbeat away from becoming the Polynesian kingdom’s monarch, is advocating his country ditch its troubled currency, the pa’anga, and instead adopt the United States dollar.
Tonga, Polynesia's last kingdom which is beset with political and economic ruin, is about to be hit by a book which claims its Royal Family, lost in a "dark forest of moral and social bankruptcy", will either collapse or face revolt.
203.97.34.63 /tonga.htm   (4910 words)

  
 Tonga - Definition of Tonga - Tonga in Encyclopedia - DictionaryWords.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The country remains dependent on external aid and remittances from Tongan communities overseas to offset its trade deficit.
The government is emphasizing the development of the private sector, especially the encouragement of investment, and is committing increased funds for health and education.
www.dictionarywords.net /find/word/Tonga   (191 words)

  
 Tonga: Unplugged - Daily Nexus Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Daly is a UCSB graduate student in the anthropology department who is studying the technological revolution in Tonga and its effect on the local culture.
Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) was established in 2001 by the Tongan government, assuming the duties of several older federal communications companies.
Tonga is sometimes referred to as the last Polynesian kingdom.
www.dailynexus.com /feature/2001/1693.html   (2150 words)

  
 1000Countries.com: Tonga I: tonga, TONGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tonga is a miniature Kingdom, made up of a group of 170 islands, 45 of which are inhabited.
Tonga is a stable constitutional monarchy and a...
Tonga is Not a U.S. Territory by Sione A...
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/tonga_1.html   (2637 words)

  
 Tonga Philately   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The earliest postal communications in Tonga probably began when the ship Duff, of the London Missionary Society, arrived in Tonga in 1797.
This expedition failed and it was not until the Wesleyan missionaries arrived in Tonga in 1824 that regular postal communications with the outside world were instituted -- or indeed necessary.
The early postal emissions of Tonga are rife with surcharges and overprints.
members.aol.com /TongaJan/ttcmsc.html   (497 words)

  
 Tonga
The current royal dynasty of Tonga was founded in 1831 by Taufa'ahau Tupou, who took the name George I. He consolidated the kingdom by conquest and in 1875 granted a constitution.
Tonga - Tonga, officially Kingdom of Tonga, island kingdom (1995 est.
Tonga: History - History Archaeological evidence indicates that the islands of Tonga were settled as early as 900...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0108042.html   (467 words)

  
 A Virtual Travel to Tonga, the Friendly Islands, Polynesia - South Pacific
Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean south of Samoa, also known as the Friendly Islands, it comprises 176 islands, 36 of them are inhabited.
Tonga is the only monarchy in the Pacific since Taufa'ahau (King George) in 1875 declared Tonga a constitutional monarchy, he also gave Tonga its first constitution.
Almost two-thirds of Tonga's population live on the main island Tongatapu, on which the capital city Nuku'alofa is located.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/tonga.htm   (458 words)

  
 Communications Of Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
If you would like to use this flag of Tonga or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this map of Tonga or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this information for Tonga or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/tonga_country_communications.shtml   (185 words)

  
 1Up Travel > Tonga > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to Tonga
Tonga is a country made up of about 150 islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
Tonga is the only remaining kingdom of Polynesia, one of the three main groups of the Pacific Islands.
Government and Politics in Tonga - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Tonga.
www.1uptravel.com /international/oceaniapacific/tonga   (672 words)

  
 Tonga - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
CLIMATE: Tonga has a subtropical climate characterized by warm period from December to April and a cool period from May to November, with most rainfall occurring during the warm period.
In Feb. 1993 general elections resulted in pro-democracy candidates winning 6 of the 9 directly elected seats with the other seats held by the King, his Cabinet and hereditary nobles.
On July 4, 1993 Tonga celebrated the King's 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his reign.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/tonga.htm   (752 words)

  
 Tonga : Fast Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Electricity-- Electricity in Tonga is 240 volts, 50 cycles, and the plugs are the heavy, angled type used in Australia and New Zealand.
Tonga has one over-the-air television channel, which carries predominately Christian programming with CNN International on and off during the day.
One time it is encouraged is during Tongan dance shows, when members of the audience rush up to the female dancers and stick notes to their well-oiled bodies.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=3039&catID=3039020157   (1336 words)

  
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Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) was established on the 5th of February 2001 as a Public Enterprise.
At present the Government of Tonga is the sole shareholder, but there is a plan to invite prospective shareholders to invest in this entity in the future.
The Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) is licenced as the only full facility telecommunications service provider having a Universal Access commitment throughout the Kingdom of Tonga.
www.tcc.to   (189 words)

  
 What's New
Tonga Communications Corporation donate $1,000 to be used for Tonga Judo participation in VIOC and NSW September 2001.
Tonga's team returned with 2 Silver and 2 Bronze from the Oceania and South Pacific Judo Championships held in Sydney early March 2000, with all members in the 7 member team performing at their best throughout the tournaments.
The President of Tonga Judo Association, Lennie Niit, is the new 1st Vice President of the Oceania Judo Union.
www.fortunecity.com /olympia/dempsey/807/id2.htm   (1139 words)

  
 Scuba Yellow Pages - Tonga
Geography: Tonga is an archipelago of 172 islands in the South Pacific, most of which are uninhabited, covering an area of 7700 sq km (3000 sq miles).
Tonga's high volcanic and low coral forms give the islands a unique character.
Tonga’s customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Tonga of items such as firearms, explosives, motor vehicles, eggs, and certain types of alcohol.
www.scubayellowpages.com /destinations/pacific/fastfacts/tonga_fastfacts.htm   (838 words)

  
 Satellite black out knocks out Tonga's communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There was no telephone or internet communication between Tonga and the rest of the world for about 26 hours, from 12.30pm on Saturday, January 15 until 3 am today, January 17.
He said that the exact cause of the fl-out had yet to be made public, but by 3 pm on Saturday, Intelsat made it known to its customers that the satellite has "stopped talking" and that Tonfön had to load their carrier to another Intelsat satellite.
The director of Tonga’s Civil Aviation, Viliami Ma'ake said that no international air service has been cancelled, but international telephone communication has been disrupted and they had to revert to using HF Radio.
www.matangitonga.to /article/tonganews/business/satellite170105.shtml   (338 words)

  
 Tonga - Economy
Tonga, a small, open, South Pacific island economy, has a narrow export base in agricultural goods.
Tonga has a reasonably sound basic infrastructure and well-developed social services.
High unemployment among the young, a continuing upturn in inflation, and rising civil service expenditures are major issues facing the government.
www.exxun.com /Tonga/e_ec.html   (490 words)

  
 Gorizont
A typical Gorizont communications payload included six general purpose (TV, audio, facsimile) 6/4 GHz transponders (five 12.5 W and one 60 W), one Luch 14/11 GHz transponder (15 W), and one Volna 1.6/1.5 GHz transponder (20 W).
Stationed at 90 deg E. Provision of telephone and telegraph communications and transmission of television programmes, continuation of work in the context of the 'Intercosmos' programme for the development of new frequency ranges and the creation of long-range systems of space c ommunications jointly with the Byelorussian SSR, GDR, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Gorizont 29 was located at 130 degrees E in accordance with a lease arrangement with Rimsat Corporation (using slots allocated to Tonga by the International Telecommunications Union).
www.astronautix.com /craft/gorizont.htm   (2675 words)

  
 Tonga - Recollections of an Early Visitor
Compiled and Arranged from the Extensive Communications of Mr William Mariner, third edition (Edinburgh, Constable and Co., 1827).
At the age of thirteen, he had been signed on as a captain's clerk on a privateer, a kind of authorized pirate-ship, which was bound for the South Seas, to loot Spanish towns or seize cargo, and if the war against Napoleon should come to an end, to do some quiet whaling.
But Finow, fortunately, was not of this opinion, he conceived that while people were of too generous and forgiving a temper to take revenge, and therefore declined doing them any farther mischief.
www.janesoceania.com /tonga_recollections/index.htm   (3255 words)

  
 Telecommunications
Communication streams and commerce across national boundaries and continents exist today as never before.
The end of both the Cold War and post World War II global economic patterns is generating fresh opportunities for technology design, testing, deployment, global scalability and profitability, and systems integration across almost all telecommunications platforms and applications.
Productivity advances, along with increasingly consumer friendly communication devices and tools, are only the most immediate rewards won from shifting away from worn out structures, conventions and orthodoxy.
www.links2wireless.com /telecommunications.htm   (764 words)

  
 Tonga Telephone system - Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
coaxial cable - a multichannel communication cable consisting of a central conducting wire, surrounded by and insulated from a cylindrical conducting shell; a large number of telephone channels can be made available within the insulated space by the use of a large number of carrier frequencies.
fiber-optic cable - a multichannel communications cable using a thread of optical glass fibers as a transmission medium in which the signal (voice, video, etc.) is in the form of a coded pulse of light.
landline - communication wire or cable of any sort that is installed on poles or buried in the ground.
www.indexmundi.com /tonga/telephone_system.html   (577 words)

  
 UNDP home page for Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Kingdom of Tonga is the world's smallest monarchy.
It is comprised of 170 islands, spread over a land mass of 688 sq km, with an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covering 700,000 sq km.
Brief Outline: The Government of Tonga will be provided assistance under ILO execution to develop a national retirement benefits scheme which will provide workers and their families with financial security upon retirement or death and also increase foreign and domestic savings.
www.undp.org.fj /Tonga.htm   (269 words)

  
 tcc.to   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tonga Communications Corporation was registered on the 5th of February 2001 and it is a Public Enterprise with a Board of Directors who are responsible to its shareholders.
The creation of the company means that telecommunications both local and international are handled by a single body aiming at providing better (and cheaper) services to the people of Tonga.
Under the Chairman of the Board and his Board of Directors, the company is headed by the General Manager, Mr.
www.tcc.to /about.htm   (138 words)

  
 Tonga
Tonga does not have an embassy in the US; Ambassador Fetu'utolo TUPOU, resides in London; address: Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga, c/o Tonga High Commission, 36 Molyneux Street, London W1H 6AB, telephone [44] (171) 724-5828, FAX [44] (171) 723-9074
Tonga has a small, open economy with a narrow export base in agricultural goods, which contributes 30% to GDP.
The country remains dependent on sizable external aid and remittances from Tongan communities overseas to offset its trade deficit.
www.linguix.com /nations/tonga.htm   (775 words)

  
 'Eva - Your Guide to Tonga - No. 55, August 2001
Villages in Tonga are full of interesting anecdotes, and there is always a story about the name of a village, or about a certain track, a beach, or a tree.
At the Free Church of Tonga Church on your right, straight out to your left is a track through the mangroves to the sea going to a clearance that is called Keitahi.
This time he was celebrating his 50th birthday in Tonga and looking for a greater challenge.
www.fiat.to /eva/eva-55.htm   (3019 words)

  
 GSM World News - ONLY FIVE PER CENT OF COUNTRIES WITHOUT GSM
The main focus of the Association’s Istanbul Plenary (hosted by Turkish network operator, Telsim) is to continue to drive the data market forward, with emphasis on GPRS roaming agreements and the acceleration of Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS).
It consists of more than 660 second and third generation wireless network operators working collaboratively to define, prioritize and communicate requirements, as well as key manufacturers and suppliers to the wireless industry.
The GSM family of wireless communications platforms account for approximately 71 percent of the total digital wireless market today.
www.gsmworld.com /news/press_2002/press_pl48_19.shtml   (509 words)

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