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Solomon Islands
Motto: "To Lead is to Serve"
Location of Solomon Islands
Location of Solomon Islands
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
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Frank Kabui
Manasseh Sogavare
LegislatureNational Parliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
7 July 1978
Area
• Total
28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (142nd)
• Water (%)
3.2%
Population
• 2015 estimate
642,000[1] (162nd)
• Density
18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)
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 (2015)Increase 0.515[3]
low · 156th
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 July 9, 2017


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