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Solomon Islands

Motto: "To Lead is to Serve"

Location of Solomon Islands
Capital
and largest city
Honiara
9°28′S 159°49′E / 9.467°S 159.817°E / -9.467; 159.817
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(2009 census)
Religion
(2016)[3]
Demonym(s)Solomon Islander
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
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
• 2018 estimate
652,857[4][5] (167th)
• Density
18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.479 billion[6]
• Per capita
$2,307[6]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.511 billion[6]
• Per capita
$2,357[6]
Gini (2013)Steady 37.1[7]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.567[8]
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 a sovereign 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 652,858. Its capital, Honiara, is located on the island of 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.