Common English Name: Solomon Islands
Capital: Honiara

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Melanesian pidgin

Resources

Fish, Forests, Gold, Bauxite, Phosphates, Lead, Zinc, Nickel

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Melanesian (95.3%), Polynesian (3.1%), Micronesian (1.2%)

People

Est. Population:

622,469

Demonym:

Solomon Islander

Religions:

Protestant (73.4%)
Roman Catholic (19.6%)

Largest City:

Honiara (56,298)

Geography

Region:

Oceania

Bodies of Water:

Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

28,896 km2 (96.9% land, 3.1% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

5,313 km

Climate

Tropical monsoon

Terrain:

Mostly rugged mountains
Low coral atolls

Highest Point

Mount Popomanaseu (2,310 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Typhoons
Tsunamis
Earthquakes
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy and a commonwealth realm

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister MRick Houenipwela

Admin. Divisions

9 Provinces
1 City

Independence:

1 January 1901 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Anthem:

God Save Our Solomon Islands

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,900 (USD)

Currency

$ (Solomon Islands Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Solomon Islands Dollar)7.92

Communication

Internet Code

.sb

Telephone Code

+677

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Cultural Notes

Solomon Islanders believe in kastom, which essentially translates to using traditions in a modern context.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bp.html (Majority of information)
http://www.stat.si/Popis2011/eng/Popul.aspx?lang=eng (City population data)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/BP (Religious data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 November 2016