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Tonga (Kingdom of Tonga) is an island nation in Oceania, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Citizens of Russia to stay in the country for a period not exceeding 31 days, a visa is issued upon arrival to the islands of Tonga. The purpose of the visit should be tourism. Persons who do not have a return ticket, or who plan a longer visit to the islands, must issue a visa in advance at the British Embassy, representing Tonga’s interests in Russia. The visa is issued on British terms.
The visa fee is not charged.
If necessary, the visa can be extended on the spot, at the Immigration Department in Nuku’alofa. At the same time, it is necessary to show documents about the hotel reservation and new tickets.
To apply for a visa upon arrival in Tonga, the following documents are required:
a passport with a validity of at least 3 months at the time of entry; return tickets or an extract from the ship’s role, confirming a further route, or tickets to a third country; confirmation of the availability of sufficient funds for stay in the country.
Embassies and consulates.
The British Embassy in Moscow.
Address: 121099, Moscow, Smolenskaya embankment, 10.
Phone: +7 (495) 956-72-50 – for Russian speakers.
Phone: +7 (495) 956-73-52 – for English-speaking people.
Fax: (495) 956-72-01.
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00.
Saturday, Sunday – closed.
Phone: +7 (812) 320-32-00.
Fax: +7 (812) 320-32-33.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday.
Reception of documents: from 09:00 to 16:00.
The inhabitants of the following regions are served: the Leningrad Region, the Novgorod Region, the Pskov Region, the Murmansk Region, the Arkhangelsk Region and the Republic of Karelia.
Consulate General of Great Britain in Yekaterinburg.
Phone: +7 (343) 379-49-31.
Fax: +7 (343) 359-29-01.
Reception of documents for a visa is made at the address: Lenin Avenue, 24 / ul. Weiner, 8.
Working hours: from 9.00 to 16.00 from Monday to Friday.
The inhabitants of the following regions are served: the Sverdlovsk Region, the Chelyabinsk Region, the Perm Region, the Kurgan Region, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Republic of Udmurtia.
The Kingdom of Tonga, a state in the southwestern Pacific Ocean on the islands of the same name, between 15 � and 23 � 30 ‘S. and 173 � and 177 � W. It consists of approximately 170 islands. Only on 45 islands there is a permanent population. The total land area is 748 square meters. km.
Nature. The islands are divided into three main groups: Vawau, Haapai and Tongatapu. North of Wawau are the small islands of Niuafow, Nyutoputapu and Tafahi. The largest islands are of volcanic origin, the rest of the islands are coral. In 1995, as a result of volcanic activity, a new island was formed in the Haapai group. The active volcanoes are on the islands of Tofua and Niuafow. Volcanic islands are higher. Among them are the islands of Tofua and Kao (with the highest peak of the archipelago 1046 m). Coral islands are divided into low and raised, average height from 20 to 80 m (o.Tongatapu). On the island of Vavau, individual areas are raised to 150-200 m. On the limestone of Euua (86.4 sq km, maximum height 312 m), the karst is developed.
The climate is tropical, marine. The hottest and wet season lasts from December to April, while the cooler and drier season lasts from May to November. The hottest month is February (the average temperature is 26.1 � C), while the average temperature in August is 20.5 � C. On the northern islands it is hotter and drier than on the southern islands. On the island of Vavau, the average annual temperature is 23.5 � with an average annual rainfall of 2000 mm. On Tongatapu, the average annual temperature is 21.0 � C, and the average annual precipitation is ca. 1500 mm. From October to April, cyclones often travel.
Volcanic ash, common even on coral islands, formed fertile red soil. On the young volcanic islands, the soil cover is often absent.
The flora of the Tonga Islands has 263 genera. On the most moistened windward slopes of high volcanic islands, tropical rain forests are widespread, in places largely cut down. On dry leeward slopes and on the place of the folded forests, shrubs are often settled. Almost entirely covered with forests are some small coral islands with an area of approx. 0.5 sq. M. km (Telekitonga, Uonuku-Hahak, etc.), raised by 4-6 m above sea level. On the island of Cao (12.4 sq. Km), which has the shape of a cone, forests rise only to 450-500 m above sea level. Further, there are thickets of high ferns (1.5-2 m), which are replaced even further by small ferns. On the fairly large island of Ewa (86.4 square kilometers), the oldest indigenous rain rainforests have been preserved. Exclusively for plantations and other agricultural lands, such islands as Nuapapu (2.64 sq km) and Nomuka (7.05 sq km) are used.
The species diversity of mammals is limited. Rats and mice imported by Europeans are widespread, and from the native species are volatile foxes (the family of krylanids), deified by the population. The fauna of birds is more rich and includes the red-bellied parrot and the red-necked parrot lory (symbol of the country), pigeons, corncrackers, frigates and so on. There are 15 species of native birds. Reptiles are represented by snakes and lizards, insects – mosquitoes, ants, beetles. Coastal waters abound in fish and shellfish. There are sea turtles and sea snakes.
There are significant reserves of valuable organic fertilizers – guano, which, however, are not being developed.
Population . The largest island of the country is Tongatapu (about 260 square kilometers), on which the capital of Nukualofa (about 34 thousand inhabitants) is located. The population of the country, according to estimates for 2004, was 110.2 thousand people. Two-thirds of the population lives on the island of Tongatapu. Significant emigration in search of employment in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, as well as in Fiji and Samoa was one of the main reasons for the stagnation of the population since the 1980s. Among the population the age group from 15 to 65 (58.7%) is numerically dominant, followed by children and adolescents from 0 to 15 years old (37.1%), over the age of 65 there are 4.2%. In 2004, the birth rate was estimated at 24.87 per 1000 population, the death rate was 5.45 per 1000, and the population growth was 1.94%. Infant mortality rate was.