Travel Information for Solomon Islands
Time zone:GMT +11 (Solomon Islands standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:English, Melanesian
Currency: Solomon Islands dollars (SBD)

1 = SI$8.78, $1 = SI$7.87, £1 = SI$0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.sbInternational Dialling Code:    677

For help planning your trip to Solomon Islands including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Solomon Islands trip planning page.

Further information on Solomon Islands

Discover more about Solomon Islands - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of solomon_islands

Total area: 28,450 sq km (910 sq km under water)

Coastline: 5,313 km (Pacific Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Mount Makarakomburu (2,447m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Solomon Islands from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomRepressed 159/179
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    146/195

Other Data & Links

Status: Independent Country

Population: 609,883 (rank: 164/196)     Density: 21.4 people/sq km (rank: 159/196)

Ethnic groups: Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)

Religions: Church of Melanesia 32.8%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2% (1999 census)

GDP (PPP): $1.96 billion       GDP per capita: $3,400 (rank: 145/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.