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Solomon Islands

Flag of the Solomon Islands
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Location of the Solomon Islands
Capital
and largest city
Honiara
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(1999)
Melanesian 94.5%
Polynesian 3%
Micronesian 1.2%
other 1.1%
unspecified 0.2%
Demonym(s)Solomon Islander
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy and parliamentary system
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Frank Kabui
Gordon Darcy Lilo
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
7 July 1978
Area
• Total
28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (142nd)
• Water (%)
3.2%
Population
• 2009 estimate
523,000[1] (170th)
• Density
18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (189th)
GDP (PPP)2009 estimate
• Total
$1.514 billion[2]
• Per capita
$2,818[2]
GDP (nominal)2009 estimate
• Total
$657 million[2]
• Per capita
$1,223[2]
HDI (2011)Steady 0.510
low · 142nd
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Time zoneUTC+11
Driving sideleft
Calling code+677
ISO 3166 codeSB
Internet TLD.sb


The Solomon Islands are a group of islands in the South Pacific. They are known for their beauty and for the many languages spoken there. The capital of the Solomon Islands is Honiara.

Provinces

Provinces of the Solomon Islands, as of 1989 (click to enlarge).

The country is divided into nine provinces and the town of Honiara.

  1. Central
  2. Choiseul
  3. Guadalcanal
  4. Isabel
  5. Makira-Ulawa
  6. Malaita
  7. Rennell and Bellona
  8. Temotu
  9. Western
  10. Honiara City

References