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Education in Solomon Islands

Education in Solomon Islands

OFFICIAL NAME: Solomon Islands

CAPITAL CITY: Honiara

POPULATION: 552,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 28,370 km²

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): English, pidgin-English, approximately 60 other languages, most oceanic

RELIGION: Protestants 76%, Catholics 19%, Indigenous religions 4%, others 1%

COIN: Solomon Island dollar

CURRENCY CODE: SBD

ENGLISH NAME: Solomon Islands

INDEPENDENCE: 1978

POPULATION COMPOSITION: Melanesians 94%, Polynesians 4%, others 2%

GDP PER residents: $ 647 (2007)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 62 years, women 64 years (2007)

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.592

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 128

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .sb

POPULATION

Solomon Islands are archipelago and since 1978 independent state in the western Pacific. Geographically, the northwesternmost islands, Buka and Bougainville, belong to the group, but under state law, they belong to Papua New Guinea. The Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the region.

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