Tonga (Tuvalu)

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Tonga is a village in Tuvalu.

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Tonga's population is 358, making it the seventh most populous village in Tuvalu. [1] It is the main village of the island of Nanumanga, comprising 52% of the population of the island. [1] The only other village is on the island Tokelau.

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Nanumanga Reef Island in Tuvalu

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References

  1. 1 2 "Census of Population and Housing and sample Surveys". Central Statistics Division – Government of Tuvalu. 2006. Retrieved 16 April 2013.

Coordinates: 6°17′S176°19′E / 6.283°S 176.317°E / -6.283; 176.317

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