Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. It has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu. Volunteer Build teams provide cyclone relief by building robust schools, homes and cyclone evacuation centres.
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|Border Countries||South Pacific Ocean|
|Capital City||Port Vila|
|Language||Local languages (more than 100) 63.2%, Bislama (official; creole) 33.7%, English (official) 2%, French (official) 0.6%, other 0.5%|
|Religion||Protestant 70%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, customary beliefs 3.7% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 12.6%, none 1.1%, unspecified 0.2%|
|Type of Government||Parliamentary republic|
|% living in poverty||Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines: 12.7% (2010)|
|Life Expectancy||72 years|
|Infectious Diseases||Malaria, typhoid, dengue|
|Top Killers||Heart disease, cerebrovascular disease|
|Literacy||Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older) 85.2%|
|Natural Resources||Manganese, hardwood forests, fish|
Agriculture: copra, coconuts, cocoa, coffee, taro, yams, fruits, vegetables; beef; fish
Industry: food and fish freezing, wood processing, meat canning
Exports: copra, beef, cocoa, timber, kava, coffee