Solomon Islands

Map of Solomon Islands
Flag of Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a country in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. Together they cover a land mass of 28,400 square kilometres . The capital is Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal. The Solomon Islands are believed to have been inhabited by Melanesian people for thousands of years. The North Solomon Islands are divided between the independent Solomon Islands and Bougainville Province in Papua New Guinea.The Solomon Islands national football team made history by becoming the first team to beat New Zealand into qualifying for a play-off spot against Australia for qualification to the World Cup 2006.

Established
1978-07-07
Joined Commonwealth
1978
Capital City
Honiara
Demonym
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Solomon Islander
Country motto
"To Lead is to Serve"
Size
11157 square miles.
Population
595,613
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
17 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 189)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$1,126,000,000 (World ranking:196)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.591 (World ranking:136)
Currency Code
SBD
Country calling code
677
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