Parliament House, Tonga

Parliament House in 2006.

Parliament House in Nukuʻalofa was the base of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga until 2018 when it was destroyed by Cyclone Gita.[1]

History

The 100-year-old Tongan Parliament House was destroyed by Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 tropical cyclone that passed through the nation on 12 and 13 February 2018.[2][3] Parliament subsequently moved to the Tongan National Centre complex in Tofoa. In November 2021 the Tonga government announced that a new parliament building would be constructed on Nuku'alofa's waterfront.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Cyclone Gita: Tonga devastated by worst storm in 60 years". the Guardian. 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  2. ^ "Tonga parliament building flattened by Cyclone Gita". BBC News. 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Cyclone Destroys Parliament House, Homes on Tonga, Fiji Next". VOA. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  4. ^ "Tonga's new multi-million Parliament Building to be built on seafront". Matangi Tonga. 14 November 2021. Archived from the original on 14 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.

Coordinates: 21°7′59.5″S 175°11′54.16″W / 21.133194°S 175.1983778°W / -21.133194; -175.1983778


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