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Solomon Islands

Common English Name: Solomon Islands

Capital: Honiara

REGION
Oceania
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
28,896 km2 (96.9% land, 3.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Fish
Forests
Gold
Bauxite
Phosphates
Lead
Zinc
Nickel
NATURAL DISASTERS
Typhoons
Tsunamis
Earthquakes
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Solomon Islander
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Melanesian (95.3%)
Polynesian (3.1%)
Micronesian (1.2%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Melanesian pidgin
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (73.4%)
Roman Catholic (19.6%)
POPULATION
622,469
LARGEST CITY
Honiara (56,298)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Democracy and a commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
9 Provinces
1 City
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 January 1901 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL ANTHEM
God Save Our Solomon Islands
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Solomon Islands Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $7.79 (SBD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sb
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+677

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

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