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About the Kingdom of Tonga
Tongatapu Island is the largest island of the Tongan Group and is home to the capital Nuku'alofa, the centre of commerce and government. It is also the seat of the monarchy and the residence of the Royal Family. Tongatapu is located in Tonga's southern island group and is the Kingdom's most populous with over 70,000 residents. It is also the location of Tonga's international airport.
There are numerous historical sites located on Tongatapu. The most significant being the ancient trilithon archway, Ha'amanga 'a Maui which dates back to the 11th century AD. There are also ancient tombs of the Tongan Kings, spectacular ocean blowholes, Captain Cook's landing site and the Royal Palace prominently located on the Nuku'alofa waterfront. Tongatapu is essentially flat and is easy to explore by foot, car or organised tours.