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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
  • Capital

    Capital

    Honiara

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:46

  • Population

    Population

    651 198

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +677

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ SBD (dollar)

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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Honiara

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:46

  • Population

    Population

    651 198

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +677

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ SBD (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.17 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    3 028mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    28 450 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    2%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    78%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    3%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    373 467

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Melanesian - 94 %
    Polynesian - 3 %
    Micronesian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Church of Melanesia - 33 %
    Roman Catholic - 19 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist - 11 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Melanesian pidgin
    English

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.6 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    16.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    67%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    89 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    fish, mining, timber

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, rice, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    63%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    202kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    116 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    12

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What not to do when visiting Solomon Islands

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Marker Solomon Islands
Street & Behavioral

Don’t ignore the wildlife and always be cautions - fresh and saltwater crocodiles have been seen offshore at beaches near Honiara.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Street & Behavioral

Don’t ever disrespect elders or women. When one is talking to a woman who is not a relative, one is expected to look away as a sign of respect.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Street & Behavioral

Don't violate the community rules and protocols. Often when strangers make mistakes, they are gently reminded of community protocols.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The Solomon Islands are home to the world’s largest saltwater lagoon.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Street & Behavioral

Don’t expect girls to show signs of friendliness to strangers, or even boyfriends when they are with their brothers or relatives. Boys are mutually required to do the same as a sign of respect to their sisters and relatives. Doing otherwise is a sign of moral weakness.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Business & Communication

Don’t export military artefacts from World war II without special permission.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Business & Communication

Don't be surprised to hear many different languages and dialects - approximately 65 distinct languages are spoken.

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Marker Solomon Islands
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs between November and May.

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