Solomon Islands Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+11 (16 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Honiara
  • Airports: 1
  • Travel Climate: tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather
  • Area Comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland
  • Travel Currency: Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)
  • Language Spoken: While English is the official language, there are 65 indigenous languages spoken in the Solomons. Solomon Island Pijin enables islanders...
  • Languages: Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English is official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the...
  • Ethnic Groups: Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%, European 0.8%, Chinese 0.3%, other 0.4%
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 7 July (1978)
  • Inflation Rate: 6.3%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 8 00 S, 159 00 E
  • Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea
  • Terrain: mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls

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