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Country in the South Pacific

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Tonga: Country in the South Pacific
Tonga, officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state 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 state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

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England to play Tonga at Twickenham in autumn

World Cup finalists England will play Tonga at Twickenham in a November Test series that includes fixtures against New Zealand, Australia and Argentina.
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Mako Vunipola: England prop to miss Ireland Six Nations game for family reasons

England prop Mako Vunipola will miss Sunday's Six Nations game against Ireland after returning to Tonga for family reasons.
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France beat Tonga to set up England showdown

France will play England next Saturday to decide who tops Pool C after they finally subdued a battling Tonga at the Rugby World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Eddie Jones says England will improve after scrappy win over Tonga

Head coach Eddie Jones says England will improve after starting their World Cup campaign with a laboured victory against Tonga.
BBC News - Published

England 35-3 Tonga: Eddie Jones' side battle to opening World Cup win

England's World Cup campaign gets off to a spluttering 35-3 victory against unfancied Tonga in Sapporo.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: England coach Eddie Jones relishing Tonga opener

England start their World Cup campaign keen to improve on the disappointments of the last two tournaments as they take on Tonga on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

England coach relishes Tonga opener

England start their World Cup campaign keen to improve on the disappointments of the last two tournaments as they take on Tonga on Sunday.
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Climate change campaigner Tongan PM dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said.
Reuters - Published

Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva, 78, dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, who was being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Auckland, has died, New Zealand media said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.
BBC News - Published

Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northwest off Tonga: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.
Reuters - Published


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