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Solomon Islands has some of the best diving in the world.
Solomon Islands has some of the best diving in the world.

Water of the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has some of the best diving in the world.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS

Oceania

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Oceania

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Capital: Honiara

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea

Government: none

Currency: Solomon Islands dollars (SBD)

Area: 28,896 sq km

Population: 690,598 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Melanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca), English (official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population), 120 indigenous languages

Religion: 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%, unspecified 0.1% (2009 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+11

Tel Code: +677

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