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Solomon Islands
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "To Lead is to Serve"
Anthem: God Save Our Solomon Islands
Royal anthemGod Save the Queen
Capital
and largest city
Honiara
9°28′S159°49′E / 9.467°S 159.817°E / -9.467; 159.817
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups (1999)
DemonymSolomon Islander
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - Governor-GeneralFrank Kabui
 - Prime MinisterManasseh Sogavare
LegislatureNational Parliament
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom7 July 1978 
Area
 - Total28,400 km2 (142nd)
10,965 sq mi
 - Water (%)3.2%
Population
 - 2009 estimate523,000[1] (170th)
 - Density18.1/km2 (189th)
46.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$1.725 billion[2]
 - Per capita$3,191[2]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$840 million[2]
 - Per capita$1,553[2]
HDI (2013)Steady 0.491[3]
low ·157th
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Time zone(UTC+11)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+677
ISO 3166 codeSB
Internet TLD.sb

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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