Outline of Solomon Islands

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The Flag of Solomon Islands
The location of Solomon Islands

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Solomon Islands:

Solomon Islands is a sovereign Melanesian island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea.1 The country is composed of nearly one thousand islands of the Solomon Islands archipelago, which cover a total land area of 27,540 square kilometres (10,630 sq mi). The capital is Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal.

Solomon Islands are believed to have been inhabited by Melanesian people for thousands of years. The United Kingdom established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred in the Solomon Islands campaign of 1942–45, including the Battle of Guadalcanal. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. The country is a Commonwealth realm.

Since 1998, ethnic violence, government misconduct, and crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003 (following the Invasion of Iraq), an Australian-led "multinational" force, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias.2

The North Solomon Islands are divided between the independent state of Solomon Islands and Bougainville Province in Papua New Guinea.

General reference

The whole of Solomon Islands, click to enlarge

Geography of Solomon Islands

[[Image:Guadalcanal Topography.png|thumb|Topographical map of the island of [[Guadalcanal], click to enlarge]]]

The term the Solomon Islands refers to the group of islands that includes the islands of the nation state Solomon Islands but also other islands such as Bougainville, a province of Papua New Guinea. The Solomon Islands was the name given to this wider group of geographical islands by the British administration up to the independence of Solomon Islands in 1978; this article concerns itself with the political entity, the nation state of Solomon Islands.

Environment of Solomon Islands

[[Image:Choiseul Island NASA.jpg|thumb|An enlargeable satellite image of the island of Choiseul]

Natural geographic features of Solomon Islands

Regions of Solomon Islands

Ecoregions of Solomon Islands

Administrative divisions of Solomon Islands

Provinces of Solomon Islands

Demography of Solomon Islands

Government and politics of Solomon Islands

Main article: Politics of Solomon Islands

Branches of the government of Solomon Islands

Executive branch of the government of the Solomon Islands

Legislative branch of the government of the Solomon Islands

Judicial branch of the government of Solomon Islands

Foreign relations of Solomon Islands

International organization membership

The government of Solomon Islands is a member of:1

Law and order in Solomon Islands

Military of the Solomon Islands

There is no military in Solomon Islands.3

Local government in Solomon Islands

History of Solomon Islands

Main article: History of Solomon Islands, Timeline of the history of Solomon Islands, and Current events of the Solomon Islands

Culture of Solomon Islands

Art in Solomon Islands

Sports in Solomon Islands

Economy and infrastructure of Solomon Islands

Education in Solomon Islands

Infrastructure of Solomon Islands

See also

References

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