Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands's flagLocation: Australasia & Oceania
Official name: Solomon Islands
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1978 / 1978
Capital city: Honiara
Population: 500,000 / 46 people per sq mile (18 people per sq km)
Total land area: 10,985 square miles (28,450 square km)
Language(s) spoken: English (official language), Pidgin English, Melanesian
Pidgin, around 120 others
Main religions: Church of Melanesia (Anglican) 34%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangelical
Church 17%, Methodist 11%, Other 19%
Ethnic mix: Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Other 3%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Solomon Islands dollar = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 77%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2434 kilocalories


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