Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands

Parliamentary democracy (under constitutional monarchy), independant since 1978

Region:
Melanesia
Area:
28,900 km²
Local name:
Solomon Islands
Capital:
Honiara
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Current time on the Solomon Islands:

The countrywide time on the Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands Time (SBT).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time on the Solomon Islands.
So there is all over the year the same difference of 11 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

611,343
21.15
Ø 69.3 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 72.3 years
Birthrate:
28.7 ‰
Deathrate:
4.8 ‰
Males/Females:
50.8% : 49.2%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Solomon Islands 2017
The currency on the Solomon Islands is Salomon Dollar (SBD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 08/19/2018
1 US Dollar = 7.97 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.13 US Dollar

The climate on the Solomon Islands

On the Solomon Islands, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 30 and 31 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 22 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

mother tonguedistribution
Papuan languages8.6 %
Polynesian3.8 %
other87.6 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Church of Melanesia31.9%
Lutherans17.1%
Adventists11.7%
Christian Fellowship2.5%
Roman Catholics19.6%
United Church of God10.1%
other Christs2.9%
other4.2%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:1,153.81 M €
Exportations:371.7 M €
Importations:376.8 M €
Tourism receipts:64.14 M €
Unemployment rate:2.1 %
Inflation rate:-0.56 %
corruption index:39 (bad)
Energy consumption:83.7 M kWh

Land use

0% Urban areas:72 km²
4% Agricultural areas:1,080 km²
76% Forest:21,849 km²
3% Water areas:910 km²
17% Others:4,988 km²

Transport

Roadways:1,390 km
Airports:36

The Solomon Islands are an archipelago in the western Pacific, about 700 km from Neuguiniea. The land has a total area of 28,900 km² and a total coastline of 5,313 km. This area is approximately 0% of the area of Maryland. The archipelago consists of about 900 partially uninhabited islands. The Solomon Islands have no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Honiara is about 13,720 km.

Most important cities on the Solomon Islands

CityRegionPopulation
Honiara / CapitalGuadalcanal85,000
AukiMalaita6,810
GizoWestern Province6,150
BualaIsabel2,700
TulaghiCentral Province1,750
KirakiraMakira1,120
LataTemotu553
Taro’aChoiseul507




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
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Voice accountability:
Death penalty:abolished



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