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Physical Map of the Solomon Islands showing the 6 major islands, relief, New Georgia Sounds, smaller islands, and more. papua new guinea solomon islands large color map pacific ocean

Covering an area of 28,400 sq.km (11,000 sq mi), Solomon Islands are an archipelagic state comprising of a double chain of 992 volcanic islands and coral atolls in Melanesia, located in southwest Pacific Ocean. Extending about 900 miles (1,448km) in total length, the Solomon Islands are a wide-spread archipelago of mountainous, heavily forested volcanic islands (some active) and a few low-lying coral atolls.

Included in the mix are 6 major islands (marked on the map above) and approximately 1,000 smaller islands, all ending in the Santa Cruz Islands of the far southeast. The highest point in the Solomon Islands is Mount Popomanaseu located on Guadalcanal, which peaks at 7,578ft (2,310m). The lowest point is the Pacific Ocean (0m).

Political Map of Solomon Islands showing its 9 provinces and the capital city Honiara

Solomon Islands is divided into 9 provinces and 1 capital city – Honiara. In alphabetical order, the 9 provinces are: Central, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira and Ulawa, Malaita, Renneu and Bellona, Temotu and Western.

Covering an area of 28,400 sq.km, Solomon Islands consists of 6 principal islands and approximately 1000 smaller islands. Located on the northwestern coast of Guadalcanal is, Honiara – the capital and the largest city of Solomon Islands.

Where is Solomon Islands?

Map showing location of Solomon Islands in the world. PACIFIC OCEAN

Solomon Islands are an archipelagic state comprising of a double chain of 992 volcanic islands and coral atolls in Melanesia, located in southwest Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Solomon Islands is situated to the southeast of Papua New Guinea and to the northwest of Vanuatu.

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Outline Map of Solomon Islands

Blank Outline Map of Solomon Islands

The above blank map represents Solomon Islands - an archipelagic state comprising of a double chain of 992 volcanic islands and coral atolls in Melanesia, located in southwest Pacific Ocean. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities. 

Outline Map of Solomon Islands

The above outline map represents Solomon Islands - an archipelagic state comprising of a double chain of 992 volcanic islands and coral atolls in Melanesia, located in southwest Pacific Ocean.

Key Facts

Legal Name Solomon Islands
Capital City Honiara
9 26 S, 159 57 E
Independence 7 July 1978 (from the UK)

Geography

Total Area 28,896.00 km2
Land Area 27,986.00 km2
Water Area 910.00 km2
Total Border 0.0 km
Coastline 5,313.0 km
Climate Tropical monsoon; few temperature and weather extremes
Coordinates 8 00 S, 159 00 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Pacific Ocean
Highest Elevation 2,335 m
Mount Popomanaseu

Demographics

Population 669,823
Ethnic Groups Melanesian 95.3%, Polynesian 3.1%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 0.3% (2009 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
Religions 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.)

Economy

Currency Solomon Islands dollars (SBD)
GDP $1.43 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,127.54
Exports Timber, fish, copra, palm oil, cocoa, coconut oil

This page was last updated on November 23, 2020

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