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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Motto: "To Lead is to Serve"
Anthem: "God Save Our Solomon Islands"[1]
Location of Solomon Islands
Capital
and largest city
Honiara
9°25′55″S 159°57′20″E / 9.43194°S 159.95556°E / -9.43194; 159.95556
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(2009 census)
Religion
(2016)[2]
Demonym(s)Solomon Islander
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
Sir David Vunagi
Manasseh Sogavare
LegislatureNational Parliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
7 July 1978
Area
• Total
28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (139th)
• Water (%)
3.2%
Population
• 2021 estimate
707,851[3][4] (167th)
• Density
18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.479 billion[5]
• Per capita
$2,307[5]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.511 billion[5]
• Per capita
$2,357[5]
Gini (2013)Steady 37.1[6]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.567[7]
medium · 151st
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Time zoneUTC+11
Driving sideleft
Calling code+677
ISO 3166 codeSB
Internet TLD.sb

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is an island country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania, to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu. It has a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi), and a population of about 700,000. Its capital, Honiara, is located on the largest island, Guadalcanal. The country takes its name from the Solomon Islands archipelago, which is a collection of Melanesian islands that also includes the North Solomon Islands, but excludes outlying islands, such as the Santa Cruz Islands and Rennell and Bellona.