Wednesday, December 17, 2014

[ TONGA ] Philatelic Souvenir from The Friendly Islands

  1. Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres scattered over 700,000 square kilometres of the Southern Pacific. Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. Wikipedia

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