Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands
Flag of the Solomon Islands.png
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FlagCoat of Arms
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
LanguageEnglish (official)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Prime ministerManasseh Sogavare
Area10,965 sq. miles
Population 2009523,000
GDP 2011$1.725 billion
GDP per capita$3,191
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar

The Solomon Islands are northeast of Australia. Its Melanesian population of half a million people live on some 990 islands.

The island chain was a major focus of fighting in World War II between American and Japanese forces.

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