Solomon Islands BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +11 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|9°13'12"S / 161°14'42"E|
|SB / SLB|
|Melanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca)|
English (official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population)
120 indigenous languages
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG
|Solomon Islands banks list|
Solomon Islands Introduction
The Solomon Islands cover an area of 28,000 square kilometers and are located in the southwest Pacific Ocean and belong to the Melanesian Islands. Located in northern Australia, 485 kilometers west of Papua New Guinea, it includes most of the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Ontong Java Islands, etc., with a total of more than 900 islands. The largest Guadalcanal has an area of 6475 Square kilometers. The coastal terrain of the Solomon Islands is relatively flat, the sea is clear and transparent, and the visibility is excellent. It is regarded as one of the best diving areas in the world and has great potential for tourism development. |
Solomon Islands are located in the southwest Pacific Ocean and belong to the Melanesian Islands. Located in northern Australia, 485 kilometers west of Papua New Guinea. Including most of the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Ontong Java Islands, etc., there are more than 900 islands. The largest Guadalcanal has an area of 6475 square kilometers.
The national flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 9:5. The flag ground is composed of light blue and green triangles. A yellow strip from the lower left corner to the upper right corner divides the flag surface into two parts. The upper left is a light blue triangle with five white five-pointed stars of equal size; the lower right is a green triangle. Light blue symbolizes the ocean and sky, yellow represents the sun, and green symbolizes the country’s forests; the five stars represent the five regions that make up this island country, namely east, west, central, Maletta and other outer islands.
People settled here 3000 years ago. It was discovered and named by the Spanish in 1568. Later colonizations of Holland, Germany, and Britain came here one after another. In 1885, North Solomon became a "protected area" in Germany, and was transferred to the United Kingdom in the same year (except for Buka and Bougainville). In 1893, the "British Solomon Islands Protected Area" was established. During the Second World War, it was occupied by the Japanese in 1942. Since then, the island once became a strategic location for repeated battles between the US and Japanese troops on the Pacific battlefield. In June 1975, the British Solomon Islands was renamed the Solomon Islands. Internal autonomy was implemented on January 2, 1976. Independence on July 7, 1978, a member of the Commonwealth.
Solomon Islands has a population of about 500,000, of which 93.4% are of Melanesian race, Polynesians, Micronesians and whites account for 4%, 1.4% and 0.4%, respectively. About Chinese About 1,000 people. More than 95% of residents believe in Protestantism and Catholicism. There are 87 dialects across the country, Pidgin is commonly used, and the official language is English.
Since independence, the economy of Solomon Islands has developed considerably. The main industries include fish products, furniture, plastics, clothing, wooden boats, and spices. Industry accounts for only 5% of GDP. The rural population accounts for more than 90% of the total population, and agricultural income accounts for 60% of GDP. The main crops are copra, palm oil, cocoa, etc. The Solomon Islands is rich in tuna and is one of the countries with the richest fishery resources in the world. The annual catch of tuna is about 80,000 tons. Fish products are the third largest export commodity. The coastal terrain of the Solomon Islands is relatively flat, the sea is clear and transparent, and the visibility is excellent. It is regarded as one of the best diving areas in the world and has great potential for tourism development.