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About Solomon Islands in detail
Where is Solomon Islands?
Solomon Islands, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 9 26 S 159 57 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea.
What is the capital of Solomon Islands?
The capital city of Solomon Islands is: Honiara.
What is the time in Honiara?
It is 16 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Honiara is: UTC+11.
What is the Internet code for Solomon Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Solomon Islands is: .sb
What is the size of Solomon Islands?
The territory of Solomon Islands is total: 28,896 sq km; land: 27,986 sq km, water: 910 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Solomon Islands is slightly smaller than Maryland.
If we would like to walk around and discover Solomon Islands, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Solomon Islands?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Solomon Islands is covered by water (see below), and this includes 5,313 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Solomon Islands?
The climate of Solomon Islands is tropical monsoon: few temperature and weather extremes.
Geographical data of Solomon Islands
The elevation of Solomon Islands; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Popomanaseu 2,310 m.
The typical geographical details of Solomon Islands include mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Solomon Islands is strategic location on sea routes between the South Pacific Ocean, the Solomon Sea, and the Coral Sea; on 2 April 2007 an undersea earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale occurred 345 km WNW of the capital Honiara; the resulting tsunami devastated coastal areas of Western and Choiseul provinces with dozens of deaths and thousands dislocated; the provincial capital of Gizo was especially hard hit.
Resources and land use of Solomon Islands
The country’s main mined products are fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 3.9%; arable land 0.7%; permanent crops 2.9%; permanent pasture 0.3%; forest: 78.9%; other: 17.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Solomon Islands
The number of inhabitants of Solomon Islands is 635,027 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 22.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Solomon Islands is concentrated in HONIARA (capital) 73,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Solomon Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Melanesian 95.3%, Polynesian 3.1%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 0.3% (2009 estimate).
Spoken languages in Solomon Islands
The spoken languages in Solomon Islands are the following: Melanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca), English (official language but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population), 120 indigenous languages.
What are the most important religions in Solomon Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 73.4% (Church of Melanesia 31.9%, South Sea Evangelical 17.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 11.7%, United Church 10.1%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.5%), Roman Catholic 19.6%, other Christian 2.9%, other 4%, none 0.03%, unspecified 0.1% (2009 estimate).
Further population data of Solomon Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 35.13% (male 114,871 / female 108,229) 15-24 years: 20.01% (male 65,349 / female 61,702) 25-54 years: 36.12% (male 116,795 / female 112,564) 55-64 years: 4.55% (male 14,565 / female 14,302) 65 years and over: 4.2% (male 12,701 / female 13,949) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Solomon Islands is 1.98% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Solomon Islands the birth rate is 25.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Solomon Islands the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Solomon Islands, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Solomon Islands are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Solomon Islands
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The bulk of the population depends on agriculture, fishing, and forestry for at least part of its livelihood. Most manufactured goods and petroleum products must be imported. The islands are rich in undeveloped mineral resources such as lead, zinc, nickel.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Solomon Islands is $1.218 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Solomon Islands is 3% (2016 estimate) 3.3% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Solomon Islands this is $2,000 (2016 estimate) $2,000 (2015 estimate) $2,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Solomon Islands produces?
The main agricultural products of Solomon Islands are cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, rice, fruit; cattle, pigs; fish; timber.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fish (tuna), mining, timber. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fish (tuna), mining, timber.
Drinking water source in Solomon Islands
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.2% of population, rural: 77.2% of population, total: 80.8% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6.8% of population, rural: 22.8% of population, total: 19.2% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Solomon Islands
In Solomon Islands the average number of childbirth is 3.22 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Solomon Islands
The average age of the population is total: 22.2 years; male: 22 years, female: 22.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Solomon Islands it is 21 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Solomon Islands is -1.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Solomon Islands. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Solomon Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Solomon Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Solomon Islands density of the hospital beds is 1.3 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Solomon Islands the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Solomon Islands the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Solomon Islands is 25% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Solomon Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Solomon Islands are typhoons, but rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earthquakes, tremors, and volcanic activity; tsunamisvolcanism: Tinakula (elev. 851 m) has frequent eruption activity, while an eruption of Savo (elev. 485 m) could affect the capital Honiara on nearby Guadalcanal.
More interesting facts about Solomon Islands
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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, endemic crime, and a narrow economic base have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan 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..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Solomon Islands: 7 July 1978 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Solomon Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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; blue represents the ocean; green the land; and yellow sunshine; the five stars stand for the five main island groups of the Solomon Islands.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Solomon Islands: national colors: blue, yellow, green, white.
Constitution of Solomon Islands
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Solomon Islands?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Solomon Islands is mixed legal system of English common law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Solomon Islands, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Parliament (50 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 19 November 2014 (next to be held in 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - independents 32, DAP 7, UDP 5, PAP 3, KPSI 1, SIPFP 1, SIPRA 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Solomon Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Solomon Islands the labor force is 202,500 (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Solomon Islands is total: 15.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 17.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 12.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Solomon Islands is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Solomon Islands, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Solomon Islands the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Solomon Islands the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Solomon Islands
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Solomon Islands is; revenues: $421.6 million, expenditures: $458.8 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 34.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Solomon Islands is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Solomon Islands
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.4% (2016 estimate) -0.6% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Solomon Islands is: $419.9 million (2015 estimate), $419.9 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: timber, fish, copra, palm oil, cocoa.
The most important imported products are: food, plant and equipment, manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Australia 24.7%, China 18.4%, Malaysia 6.3%, Singapore 5.8%, Fiji 4.7%, NZ 4.6%, Papua New Guinea 4.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Solomon Islands
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Solomon Islands, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Solomon Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Solomon Islands; domestic: mobile-cellular telephone density is about 65 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 677; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Solomon Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Solomon Islands: 36 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Solomon Islands: total: 1,390 km, paved: 34 km, unpaved: 1,356 km, note: includes 920 km of private plantation roads (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Solomon Islands: N/A.
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Facts about Solomon Islands
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Solomon Islands, local long form: none, local short form: Solomon Islands, former: British Solomon Islands, etymology: Spanish explorer Alvaro de MENDANA named the isles in 1568 after the wealthy biblical King SOLOMON in the mistaken belief that the islands contained great riches.
|Abbrevation: Solomon Islands||Geographic coordinates:
8 00 S, 159 00 E
|Capital of Solomon Islands: Honiara||GPS of the Capital:
9 26 S 159 57 E
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea|
|Land area: total: 28,896 sq km; land: 27,986 sq km, water: 910 sq km||Terrain: mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland|
|Population: 635,027 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.98% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.92 male(s) / female, total population: 1.04 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $419.9 million (2015 estimate), $419.9 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $425.7 million (2015 estimate), $425.7 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Australia 24.7%, China 18.4%, Malaysia 6.3%, Singapore 5.8%, Fiji 4.7%, NZ 4.6%, Papua New Guinea 4.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 22.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): HONIARA (capital) 73,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 22.2 years; male: 22 years, female: 22.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 62,000. Percent of population: 10% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 7,438. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 425,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 68 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Solomon Islander(s) adjective: Solomon Islander||National holidays: Independence Day, 7 July (1978)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.3 years. Male: 72.7 years, female: 78.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.22 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 25.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 84.1%; male: 88.9%, female: 79.2% (2009 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law||Suffrage: 21 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fish (tuna), mining, timber||Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3% (2016 estimate) 3.3% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate)|
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