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Solomon Islands Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Honiara
Government parliamentary democracy tending toward anarchy
Currency Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Area 28,450 sq km
Population 494,786 (July 2002 est.)
Language Melanesian pidgin; English is official but spoken by only 1-2% of the population; note: 120 indigenous languages
Religion Anglican 45%, Roman Catholic 18%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 12%, Baptist 9%, Seventh-day Adventist 7%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%
Electricity 240V/50Hz (Australian plug)
Calling Code +677
Internet TLD .sb
Time Zone UTC +11

The Solomon Islands are a South Pacific archipelago east of Papua New Guinea. They occupy a strategic location on sea routes between the South Pacific Ocean, the Solomon Sea, and the Coral Sea.


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