Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
ISO:   SB
Country:   Solomon Islands
Capital:   Honiara
AreaSqKm:   28,450
Population:   559,198
Region:   OCA
Continent:   OC
tld:   .sb
CurrencyCode:   SBD
CurrencyName:   Dollar
Phone:   677
Languages:   en-SB tpi
neighbours:   :
Time Zone:   GMT+11
 
Description:   The Solomon Islands archipelago is next to Papua New Guinea. The group comprises most of the Solomon Islands (those in the northwest are part of Papua New Guinea), the Ontong Java Islands, Rennell Island and the Santa Cruz Islands, which lie further to the east. The capital, Honiara, is situated on Guadalcanal Island and has a good museum, botanical gardens , good dive sites close by and the highest mountain, Mount Makarakombu, at 2447m .The Solomon Islands are a remote and unspoilt travel destination, with a slowly developing tourist industry. The superb marine life in the surrounding waters makes the islands a diver’s paradise There are plenty of tours to . World War II battlefields and also to the many different carving villages on the islands of Rennell and Bellona who are famous for making miniature daggers, spears and clubs.
 
Useful Links:   http://www.commerce.gov.sb/ This is the main government site and is an excellent source of further information. http://www.visitsolomons.com.sb/ The official website for the Solomon Islands Tourism Board. Nice site easy to navigate.Very detailed and informative.One of the better Pacific Islands tourism websites.

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