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Capital City: Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal.
Local Time: UTC +11h
Geography: Location: Oceania; group of South Pacfic
islands east of Papua New Guinea. Area: Land -- 27 556 sq. km. (11
599 sq. mi.). Archipelago--725 197 sq. km. (280 000 sq. mi.).
Terrain: rugged mountains with some low coral atolls.
Climate: Tropical with average daytime temperatures around 29
degrees and high humidity, monsoonal wet season occurring between
November and March.
Type: Parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth.
Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented
by Governor General Sir John LAPLI (since NA 1999)
Constitution: May 1978.
Independence: 7 July 1978 (from the United Kingdom).
Nationality: Solomon Islander(s).
Population: between 320 000 - 520 000.
GNI per capita PPP: $ 1 922 (year) Ethnic groups: predominantly
Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%. Religions:
Christian 95%--more than one-third Anglican, indigenous beliefs 4%.
Languages: English (official, but spoken by only 1%-2%); Melanesian
pidgin is lingua franca spoken in much of the islands; 87 indigenous
Currency: Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Natural resources: Fish, forests, palm products (oil and kernels)
as well as cocoa, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel.
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