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    Tonga Geography - 1991

      Total area: 748 km2
      land area: 718 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 419 km

      Maritime claims:
      Continental shelf: no specific limits
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season (December to May), cool season (May to December)

      Terrain: most islands have limestone base formed from uplifted coral formation; others have limestone overlying volcanic base

      Natural resources: fish, fertile soil

      Land use: arable land 25%; permanent crops 55%; meadows and pastures 6%; forest and woodland 12%; other 2%

      Environment: archipelago of 170 islands (36 inhabited); subject to cyclones (October to April); deforestation

      Note: located about 2,250 km north-northwest of New Zealand, about two-thirds of the way between Hawaii and New Zealand

      NOTE: The information regarding Tonga on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tonga Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tonga Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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