Tonga National Paralympic Committee

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Tonga National Paralympic Committee
National Paralympic Committee
CountryFlag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
Code TGA
Continental
Association
OPC
HeadquartersTonga Red Cross Bldg, Upper Room Taufa'ahau Road, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
PresidentViliami Tufui

Tonga National Paralympic Committee (IPC code: TGA) is the National Paralympic Committee representing Tonga. [1]

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Tonga country in Oceania

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The sovereign state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

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References

  1. "Tonga National Paralympic Committee". paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee . Retrieved 8 September 2012.