Outline of the Solomon Islands

The location of the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands, 1989 (click to enlarge)

The Solomon Islands is a sovereign Melanesian island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea.[1] The country comprises 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 of the Solomon Islands is Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal.

The 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.[citation needed]

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

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

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the Solomon Islands

Geography of the Solomon Islands

An enlargeable topographic map of the island of Guadalcanal

Environment of the Solomon Islands

An enlargeable satellite image of the island of Choiseul
  • Climate of the Solomon Islands
  • Environmental issues in the Solomon Islands
  • Ecoregions in the Solomon Islands
  • Renewable energy in the Solomon Islands
  • Geology of the Solomon Islands
  • Protected areas of the Solomon Islands
    • Biosphere reserves in the Solomon Islands
    • National parks of the Solomon Islands
  • Wildlife of the Solomon Islands

Natural geographic features of the Solomon Islands

  • Islands of the Solomon Islands
  • Lakes of the Solomon Islands
  • Mountains of the Solomon Islands
  • Rivers of the Solomon Islands
    • Waterfalls of the Solomon Islands
  • Valleys of the Solomon Islands
  • World Heritage Sites in the Solomon Islands

Regions of the Solomon Islands

Ecoregions of the Solomon Islands

Administrative divisions of the Solomon Islands

Provinces of the Solomon Islands

Demography of the Solomon Islands

Government and politics of the Solomon Islands

Main article: Government of the Solomon Islands and Politics of the Solomon Islands

Branches of the government of the Solomon Islands

Executive branch of the government of the Solomon Islands

Legislative branch of the government of the Solomon Islands

  • Parliament of the Solomon Islands (bicameral)

Judicial branch of the government of the Solomon Islands

  • Supreme Court of the Solomon Islands

Foreign relations of the Solomon Islands

International organization membership

The government of the Solomon Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Solomon Islands

Military of the Solomon Islands

  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of the Solomon Islands
    • Navy of the Solomon Islands
    • Air Force of the Solomon Islands
    • Special forces of the Solomon Islands
  • Military history of the Solomon Islands
  • Military ranks of the Solomon Islands

Local government in the Solomon Islands

History of the Solomon Islands

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

Culture of the Solomon Islands

Art in the Solomon Islands

  • Art in the Solomon Islands
  • Cinema of the Solomon Islands
  • Literature of the Solomon Islands
  • Music of the Solomon Islands
  • Television in the Solomon Islands
  • Theatre in the Solomon Islands

Sports in the Solomon Islands

  • Football in the Solomon Islands

Economy and infrastructure of the Solomon Islands

  • Agriculture in the Solomon Islands
  • Banking in the Solomon Islands
    • National Bank of the Solomon Islands
  • Communications in the Solomon Islands
    • Internet in the Solomon Islands
  • Companies of the Solomon Islands
  • Economic history of the Solomon Islands
  • Energy in the Solomon Islands
    • Energy policy of the Solomon Islands
    • Oil industry in the Solomon Islands
  • Mining in the Solomon Islands
  • Tourism in the Solomon Islands
  • Transport in the Solomon Islands
  • the Solomon Islands Stock Exchange

Education in the Solomon Islands

Infrastructure of the Solomon Islands

  • Health care in the Solomon Islands
  • Transportation in the Solomon Islands
  • Water supply and sanitation in the Solomon Islands

See also

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Portal icon Commonwealth realms portal

References

External links


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