Update 13 to Geopolitical Entities and Codes (formerly FIPS 10-4) is dated 2013-09-30. It provides FIPS codes for the five divisions, superseding the FIPS codes for the three island groups.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, has new ISO division codes for Tonga. They are shown in the table below. International standard ISO 3166-2, as originally published (1998-12-15), mentioned that there were five divisions, but declined to list them. It said they were "not relevant". An even earlier version, ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard), showed three island groups with their codes.
The table below is based on one that has appeared in the Statesman's Year-Book since ~1990. The only difference between the island councils and the divisions is that the island council of Tongatapu corresponds to the divisions of 'Eua, Niuas, and Tongatapu.
|Language||Tonga (to), English (en)|
Tonga became a protectorate of Great Britain on 1900-05-18, formalizing a previous agreement. Great Britain abandoned the relationship on 1970-06-04, leaving Tonga completely independent.
shortened form of Tongatabu, from tonga: island, tabu: sacred
Tonga is divided into five divisions.
|'Eua||5,206||87||34||Ohonua, 'Eua I.|
|Ha'apai||7,570||110||42||Pangai, Lifuka I.|
|Niuas||1,665||72||28||Hihifo, Niuatoputapu I.|
|Tongatapu||72,045||261||101||Nuku`alofa, Tongatapu I.|
|Vava'u||15,505||119||46||Neiafu, Vava`u I.|
See the Districts of Tonga page.
The divisions are subdivided into 23 districts. Some sources list three island groups instead of five divisions. In this scheme, Tongatapu includes 'Eua and Niuas.
Niuas: Ongo Niua (variant)
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