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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

English Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a nation in Melanesia, east of ► Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. Together they cover a land mass of 28,400 square kilometres (10,965 sq mi). The capital is Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal. It has maritime borders with ► Nauru, ► Kiribati, ► Tuvalu, ► Fiji, ► Vanuatu and ► Australia.

Short name  Solomon Islands
Official name Solomon Islands
Status Independent country since 1978
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Honiara
Population 693,814 inhabitants
Area 28,896 square kilometres (11,157 sq mi)
Major languages English (official)
Major religions Protestantism
More information Solomon Islands, Geography of the Solomon Islands, History of the Solomon Islands and Politics of the Solomon Islands
More images Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands (Category).

General maps

Solomon Islands in Oceania
Map of Solomon Islands
Provinces of Solomon Islands

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Solomon Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Solomon Islands.

border|251x400px Map of Solomons area in 1942 before invasion of Guadalcanal showing Japanese bases circled in red.

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