RELIGION LIBRARY

Tonga

COUNTRY PROFILE

Map of Tonga

The country is an archipelago with a land area of 288 square miles and a population of 102,000. According to census data from 2006, membership by percentage of population of major religious groups was: Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, 37.3 percent; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), 16.8 percent; Free Church of Tonga, 15.6 percent; and Roman Catholic Church, 11.3 percent. All other Christian denominations, namely the Tokaikolo Church (a local offshoot of the Methodist Church), Seventh-day Adventists, Assemblies of God, and Anglicans, account for 14 percent. The Baha'i Faith, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism together make up 4 percent and the remaining 1 percent declined to state their religious affiliation, if any.

Population Population (2009 est.) 120,898
Religious Demographics Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups Polynesian, Europeans
Languages Languages Tongan, English
Country Flag Flag of Tonga