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Solomon Islands

Solomon islands Are you just into the scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing, this is just the place for you. These 990 islands are lying as a group in the South Pacific, where the sun always shines. It will be possible to go back in time, and see caves used by Japanese soldiers as hide-out place during WWII, or merce with locals and have a great party time. Some islands will simply be spots of sand and palm trees, where others will be full of life, or sights such as volcanoes.

Area: 28.378 Km²
Population: 480.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 17 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Democracy
Capital: Honiara (43.650 pop.)
Major cities: Gizo 4000 pop., Auki 3500 pop.
Ethnic majority: Melanesians 93%, Polynesians 4%, Micronesians 1,5%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Mount Popomanaseu 2331 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Guadalcanal 6470 Km², Santa Isabel 4662 Km², San Cristobal 4660 Km², Malaita 3885 Km², New Georgia 3370 Km², Choiseul 2540 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: English (official), Pidgin-English
Religion: Anglican 34%, Evangelic 24%, Catholic 19%
Currency: Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 7/7, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00677
GMT: +11

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