Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands on World Map

Continent – Australasia, Oceania

Region – Oceania

Size – 28,896 km²

Geography – rugged mountains and coral atolls

Language – Melanesian pidgin, English, indigenous languages

Religion – Protestant 73.4, Roman Catholic 19.6%, other or unspecified 7%

Monetary Unit – Solomon Islands Dollar

Natural Resources – fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel

Agriculture – cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, rice, fruit; cattle, pigs; fish; timber

Industry – fish, mining, timber

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –   622,469 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.02%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.12 years

Capital City – Honiara (73,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Popomanaseu (2,310m)

Longest River – No significant rivers

Climate – tropical, humid climate  25°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 305cm (approx)

Plant Life – mangroves, coconut, orchids, ginger, begonia, sago palm,

Animal Life – crocodile, bats, rats, mice, frogs, lizards, snakes, toads, scorpions

Bird Life – Red Knobbed Imperial Pigeon, Solomon eagle, incubator bird, white-eyes, fantails, rails, thrushes, parrots

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). Solomon Islands. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/solomon_islands.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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