The Solomon Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean, right above Australia, and span across 29,000 km² (11,200 sq. mi.). The country operates under a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth.

General Information
Official Name: 
Solomon Islands
Capitol: 
Honiara
Population: 
575,000
Languages: 
English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
28,896
Year of UN Membership: 
1978
Year of Present State Formation: 
1978
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$1.205 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$3,568 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
4.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.49
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IOC: International Olympic Committee
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
Sparteca: South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement
SPC: Secretariat of the Pacific Communities
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400L
New York, NY 10017
(212) 599-6192/6193
(212) 661-8925
simun@foreignaffairs-solomons.org

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