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Learn more about Solomon Islands.
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Population: 523,617 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Honiara
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An Introduction to Solomon Islands
The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on these islands. 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, 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.

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Map of Solomon Islands ( Location ) : 8 00 S, 159 00 E, Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea. For additional reports and educational information specific to Solomon Islands, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Solomon Islander Flag
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.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Solomon Islands.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.76%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 69.9 yrs - Male
    • 74.98 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 6,600 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 3,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 57,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .sb

Did you know ... People from Solomon Islands are called Solomon Islanders
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook