Administrative divisions of Tonga

Administrative subdivisions of Tonga

The island country of Tonga has five administrative divisions. Each of these is further divided into districts, 23 in total. Below are several lists of the divisions, according to different sorting schemes.[1][2] The Niua Islands is managed directly from Nuku’alofa, since the population is under 1500 people.

Administrative subdivisions[]

Name Notes Capital Area (km2) Inhabited Islands
Area (km2)
Population (2016 Census) Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Tongatapu part of the Tongatapu Group Nukuʻalofa 275.5 272 74,611 274
Vavaʻu Neiafu 161 131.3 13,738 92.7
Haʻapai Pangai 132.11 114.2 6,125 50.2
ʻEua part of the Tongatapu Group 'Ohonua 88.3 88 4,945 56.8
Ongo Niua managed directly from Nukuʻalofa Hihifo 72 71.9 1,232 17.8
Tonga Nuku’alofa 728.8 677.4 100,651 142.1

By Districts[]

The seven districts of Tongatapu
Name Subdivision ISO 3166-2:TO code Notes Capital Area (km2) Population Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Kolofo'ou Tongatapu TO-041 West Nukuʻalofa 0.00 18,960 0.0
Kolomotu'a Tongatapu TO-042 East Nukuʻalofa 0.00 17,100 0.0
Vaini Tongatapu TO-043 Vaini 0.00 12,950 0.0
Tatakamotonga Tongatapu TO-044 Tatakamotonga 0.00 7,230 0.0
Lapaha Tongatapu TO-045 Lapaha 0.00 7,380 0.0
Nukunuku Tongatapu TO-046 Nukunuku 0.00 7,730 0.0
Kolovai Tongatapu TO-047 Kolovai 0.00 4,080 0.0
Neiafu Vava'u TO-051 with Ofu and surrounding islands Neiafu 24.0 5,780 0.0
Pangaimotu Vava'u TO-052 Pangaimotu 10.979 1,325 0.0
Hahake Vava'u TO-053 east Vava'u Ta'anea 30.00 2,300 0.0
Leimatu'a Vava'u TO-054 Leimatu'a 21.00 2,436 0.0
Hihifo Vava'u TO-055 west Vava'u Longomapu 30.00 2,105 0.0
Motu Vava'u TO-056 Vava'u south islands Hunga 45.167 985 0.0
Lifuka Ha'apai TO-021 Pangai 14.66 2,420 0.0
Foa Ha'apai TO-022 Lotofoa 13.903 1,360 0.0
Lulunga Ha'apai TO-023 Ha'afeva 73.85 1,057 0.0
Mu'omu'a Ha'apai TO-024 Nomuka 11.26 609 0.0
Ha'ano Ha'apai TO-024 Fakakai 9.0 511 0.0
'Uiha Ha'apai TO-026 'Uiha 8.4 672 0.0
'Eua Motu'a 'Eua TO-011 'Eua North 'Ohonua 44.50 2,852 0.0
'Eua Fo'ou 'Eua TO-012 'Eua South Angaha 44.50 2,164 0.0
Niua Toputapu Ongo Niua TO-031 Hihifo 20.00 760 38.0
Niua Fo'ou Ongo Niua TO-032 'Esia 52.00 523 10.0
Tonga Nuku’alofa 728.8 103,500 142.1

Notes[]

Minerva Reefs is generally considered to be a part of Tonga. It has never formed part of any administrative subdivision or district of Tonga.

Area stats[]

The districts of Tonga have the following statistical info: the average size of a district is 31.7 km2, while the median area is 0.0 km2. the size of these districts is predominantly dependent on the land area of the islands they occupy.

Population stats[]

The districts of Tonga have the following statistical info: The average district population is 4,500, while the median is 0.

According to official data from the 2011 Tonga we had over 20 cities with a population in excess of 200 inhabitants. The country's capital Nuku'alofa is the only city had a population of over 20000 residents; 2 city with a population of 1 ÷ 5 thousand. and the rest of the cities of less than 1000. residents.

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