Solomon Islands Guide

Solomon Islands Guide

Country data

Location: South Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 10 (during summer time: CET + 9)

Total area: 28,896 km²

Land area: 27,986 km²

Water area: 910 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 5,313 km

Capital: Honiara

Provinces: 10
Central, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Honiara, Isabel, Makira and Ulawa, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, ​​Temotu, Western

Electric current: 240 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 677 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Mount Popomanaseu 2,310 m

Population

Population: approx. 610,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 2% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 21

Life expectancy: 72 (male), 78 (female)

Official language: English

Religions:

  • 35% Anglican
  • 20% Roman Catholic
  • 45% other

Climate

Located in the tropical climate zone, the climate is warm all year round with high humidity.

The temperature hardly fluctuates over the year and averages 30 ° C during the day and 20 ° C at night.

There is short, sometimes heavy rainfall all year round.

Solomon Islands

Currency / finance

Currency unit: Solomon’s dollar (SBD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: not available

International credit cards: These are occasionally accepted by larger hotels.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts.

The export of foreign currencies is limited to the amount of the declared import. The local currency can be exported up to an amount of 250 SBD.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 250 g tobacco
  • 2 liters of alcoholic beverages

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

The security situation in the country is not particularly stable. The presence of international protection forces has improved the situation, but one is not always safe from criminal attacks.

It is not recommended to travel to the south coast of the island of Guadalcanal and to the entire island of Malaita.

Economy

Agriculture is the most important branch of industry and serves the self-sufficiency of the country. Most of the residents work in this branch.

Industries: mining, fishing, wood processing, agriculture

Natural resources: bauxite, lead, cobalt, fish, gold, wood, copper, nickel, phosphates, silver, zinc

Land use:

  • Usable land: 1%
  • Grain cultivation: 1%
  • Pasture area: 1%
  • Forests: 88%
  • other: 9%
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