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Yearbook 1996

Tonga. According to, Parliamentary elections were held January 24-25. Nine noble and nine noble members were appointed, the former of the country's 33 noble families, the latter in general elections. In addition to the elected members, the 31 strong parliamentary parliament includes the king and twelve ministers. Of the unruly members, six were part of the Pro-Democratic movement with Akilisi Pohiva, Deputy Party Leader of the People's Party, at the forefront.

1996 Tonga

In May, Tonga signed an agreement on a nuclear-free zone in the South Pacific. Failure to do so before would have been harshly criticized by neighboring countries.

Tonga - Nukua'lofa


Nukualofa, capital of Tonga, South Pacific; 36,000 residents (2012). Nukualofa is located on the main coast of Tongatapu's north coast. Nukualofa is Tonga's economic center and main port with large exports of copra, banana and vanilla.

The most prominent buildings are the Royal Palace and its chapel, built in the 1860s.


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