Guide to SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOLOMON ISLANDS which official name is Solomon Islands or Solomon Islands, is a country from Oceania located at the Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea. SOLOMON ISLANDS is divided in 9 provinces and 1 capital territory . SOLOMON ISLANDS's capital is Honiara which is the most populated city with about 56,312 inhabitants.
History of SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOLOMON ISLANDS's government is parliamentary democracy; a Constitutionalámonarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Nathaniel Waena as head of state and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare as head of government.
Other symbols of SOLOMON ISLANDS are Solomon Islander motto " To lead is to serve Solomon Islander anthem "God Save Our Solomon Islands, (Royal Anthem: God Save the Queen) Solomon Islander flag.Solomon Islander flag is composed by divided diagonally by a thin yellow stripe from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle (hoist side) is blue with five white five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern; the lower triangle is green .
SOLOMON ISLANDS's history is quite long: The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allen KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions.
SOLOMON ISLANDSs geography
SOLOMON ISLANDS has an area of 28,450Km ,with a coastline of 5313, this great area is composed by 27,540 sq km of land and 910 sq km of water. Solomon Islander geography is known by it's mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls . This makes Solomon Islander's land specially proclive to typhoons, but rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earthquakes, tremors, and volcanic activity; tsunamis.
Guide to travel to SOLOMON ISLANDS
If you are thinking on traveling to SOLOMON ISLANDS, you will have to take in consideration some points like SOLOMON ISLANDS's currency, SOLOMON ISLANDS's weather, SOLOMON ISLANDS's national holiday and SOLOMON ISLANDS's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. SOLOMON ISLANDS`s currency is called 0 ( 0
SOLOMON ISLANDS's weather is characterized to be tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to SOLOMON ISLANDS.
You can also consider to visit SOLOMON ISLANDS on it's national holiday to get in SOLOMON ISLANDS's culture. If you do so, SOLOMON ISLANDS's national holiday is called Independence Day, 7 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of SOLOMON ISLANDS: Mount Makarakomburu 2,447 m. And try also to get to SOLOMON ISLANDS's lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit SOLOMON ISLANDS's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to SOLOMON ISLANDS, with more than 35 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to SOLOMON ISLANDS without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. SOLOMON ISLANDS has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
Solomon Islander Culture
SOLOMON ISLANDS is known by Solomon Islanders as Solomon Islands in the shortened way. Solomon Islander, about 566,842 people, are composed by different ethnics: Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census). And they also have different languages: English.
Another relevant point nowadays it's SOLOMON ISLANDS's religion. Solomon Islanders are divided in Church of Melanesia 32.8%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2% (1999 census).
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Latest News of Solomon Islands
|Solomon Islands PM Attends Global Transparency Conference
Honiara, May 21, 2013 ÔÇô Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo will give a key note address at the 6th Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference, in Sydney, Australia this week.
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A hunt for millions of dollars in lost Japanese wartime gold worthy of a thriller movie plot is unfolding in the Solomon Islands.
|Earthquake rattles Solomon Islands
NO tsunami warning has been issued after a 5.9 quake shook the Solomon Islands.
|5.9 earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off a remote area of the Solomon Islands.
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