What is the Latitude and Longitude on Solomon Islands?
Latitude of Solomon Islands is:-8 and Longitude of Solomon Islands is: 159
Solomon Islands is an archipelago of over one thousand islands. The country of Solomon Islands is a member of Commonwealth of Nations. Alvaro de Mendaņa was the Spanish explorer who discovered the islands in 1568. These islands had been a bone of contention between Japan and USA during the Second World War. Solomon Islands achieved independence in 1978 and it is at present a constitutional monarchy.
Solomon islands are located in Oceania at the geographical coordinates of 8 South and 159 East. The total area to which these islands are spread is 28,400 square kilometres. A population of 523,000 according to the 2009 estimate lives in the country. Honiara is the capital and the largest city of Solomon Islands.
Some of the biggest islands of Solomon Islands include Choiseul, Santa Cruz, Santa Ana and Ulawa among various others. The climatic conditions in the island are close to being called equatorial type where the temperature is moderated by the trade winds flowing from the ocean. Vanuatu rain forest is home to the island of Santa Cruz.
Solomon islands is a lesser developed economy. Fishing is the most important occupation in the country. As a sport, football is by far the most popular sport in Solomon Islands apart from Beach Soccer.
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