Solomon Islands Google maps and facts
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Facts about Solomon Islands
|Administrative divisions:||9 provinces and 1 capital territory*; Central , Choiseul , Guadalcanal , Honiara* , Isabel , Makira , Malaita , Rennell and Bellona , Temotu , Western|
|Area:||total: 28 ,450 sq km land: 27 ,540 sq km water: 910 sq km|
|Background:||The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence , government malfeasance , and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003 , then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month , an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions.|
|Flag description:||divided diagonally by a thin yellow stripe from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle (hoist side) is blue with five white five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern; the lower triangle is green|
|Capital:||name: Honiara geographic coordinates: 9 26 S , 159 57 E time difference: UTC+11 (16 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)|
|Climate:||tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather|
|Ethnic groups:||Melanesian 94.5% , Polynesian 3% , Micronesian 1.2% , other 1.1% , unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)|
|Geographic coordinates:||8 00 S , 159 00 E|
|Geography note:||strategic location on sea routes between the South Pacific Ocean , the Solomon Sea , and the Coral Sea; on 2 April 2007 an undersea earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale occurred 345 km WNW of the capital Honiara , the resulting tsunami devastated coastal areas of Western and Choiseul provinces with dozens of deaths and thousands dislocated; the provincial capital of Gizo was especially hard hit|
|Government type:||parliamentary democracy|
|Imports partners:||Singapore 28.7% , Australia 26.6% , Japan 4.7% , NZ 4.5% , Fiji 4.1% (2007)|
|Internet country code:||.sb|
|Land boundaries:||5 ,313 km|
|Neighbouring countries:||0 km|
|Languages:||Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English (official; but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population); 120 indigenous languages|
|Location:||Oceania , group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean , east of Papua New Guinea|
|National holiday:||Independence Day , 7 July (1978)|
|Nationality:||noun: Solomon Islander(s) adjective: Solomon Islander|
|Natural hazards:||typhoons , but rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earthquakes , tremors , and volcanic activity; tsunamis|
|Population:||581 ,318 (July 2008 est.)|
|Religions:||Church of Melanesia 32.8% , Roman Catholic 19% , South Seas Evangelical 17% , Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2% , United Church 10.3% , Christian Fellowship Church 2.4% , other Christian 4.4% , other 2.4% , unspecified 0.3% , none 0.2% (1999 census)|
|Terrain:||mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls|
Capital of Solomon Islands
Honiara (click to view Honiara map)
Places in Solomon Islands
Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Solomon Islands. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
Choiseul Province (134 google map locations)
Guadalcanal Province (1110 google map locations)
Isabel Province (171 google map locations)
Makira Province (144 google map locations)
Rennell and Bellona Province (14 google map locations)
Temotu Province (49 google map locations)
Western Province (186 google map locations)
Random cities in Solomon IslandsHoniara, the capital city of Solomon Islands.
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