Articles in Solomon Islands ( 249 )

249 Articles of interest in Solomon Islands

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  • New Georgia Islands

    The New Georgia Islands are part of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. They are located to the northwest of Guadalcanal. The larger islands are mountainous and covered in rain forest. The main islands are New Georgia, Vella Lavella, Kolomb…

  • Langa Langa Lagoon

    Langa Langa Lagoon or Akwalaafu is a natural lagoon on the West coast of Malaita near the provincial capital Auki within the Solomon Islands. The lagoon is 21 km in length and just under 1 km wide.

  • Bellona Island

    Bellona Island is an island of the Rennell and Bellona Province, Solomon Islands. Its length is about 10 km and its average width 2.5 km. Its area is about 17 km².

  • Isabel Province

    Isabel Province (also spelled Ysabel) is one of the provinces of the Solomon Islands. It has a population of around 30,000 (2004). The capital is Buala on Santa Isabel Island.

  • Fatutaka

    Fatutaka, Fatu Taka or Patu Taka (also known as Mitre Island) is a small high island in the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. It is the easternmost landfall in that nation. The island, located at (12°00′36″S170°10′12″E), is the remnant of an exti…

  • Duff Islands

    The Duff Islands (Pileni Taumako) are a small island group lying to the northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomon Islands province of Temotu.

  • Treasury Islands

    Treasury Islands (7°23′15″S155°33′30″E) are a small group of islands a few kilometers to the south of Bougainville and 24 kilometers from the Shortland Islands. They form part of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. The two largest islands …

  • Tinakula

    Tinakula is a conical stratovolcano which forms an island north of Nendo in Temotu Province, the Solomon Islands. It lies at the north end of the Santa Cruz Islands. It is about 3.5 km wide and rises 851 m above sea level, but rises three or four km…

  • Nendo Island

    Nendo (or more exactly Nendö) is the largest and most important of the Santa Cruz Islands, located in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. The island is also known as Santa Cruz, Ndeni, Nitendi or Ndende.

  • Central Province (Solomon Islands)

    The Central Province is one of the provinces of Solomon Islands, covering the Russell Islands, Nggela Islands (Florida Islands) and Savo Island. Its area comprises 615 square kilometres (237 sq mi) and had a population of 26,051 as of 2009. The capi…

  • Rendova Island

    Rendova Island is an island, one of the New Georgia Islands of Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, east of Papua New Guinea. There are two indigenous languages spoken on Rendova Island: the Austronesian language Ughele in the north, and the Papuan…

  • Lunga Point

    Lunga Point is a promontory on the northern coast of Guadalcanal, the site of a naval battle during World War II. It was also the name of a nearby airfield, later named Henderson Field.

  • Lawson Tama Stadium

    Lawson Tama Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is unique as the stand is built into the hillside so there is no official capacity but no more than 20,000 woul…

  • Kirakira

    Kirakira the provincial capital of the Makira-Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. Kirakira is located on the north coast of Makira (formerly San Cristobal), the largest island of the province.

  • Auki

    Auki is the provincial capital of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. It is situated on the northern end of Langa Langa Lagoon on the north-west coast of Malaita Island. It is one of the largest provincial towns in Solomon Islands.

  • Stirling Island

    Stirling Island is the smaller island of the Treasury Islands, Solomon Islands, at (7.35°S 155.566667°E). It is separated from the largest Mono Island by Blanche Harbor.

  • Solomon Islands rain forests

    The Solomon Islands rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion which includes most of the Solomon Islands archipelago. Not included in this ecoregion are the Santa Cruz Islands which lie to the east of the Solomons, and are part of the Vanuatu rain fo…

  • Gold Ridge (mine)

    Gold Ridge is a mine on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, about 30 km south east of the capital Honiara. The Gold Ridge mine was operated by Ross Mining N.L. and Delta Gold Ltd between 1998 and 2000 but had to be abandoned because of civil unrest. In 20…

  • East Rennell

    East Rennell is the southern portion of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2013, the World Heritage Committee added East Rennell to the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the threat of…

  • USS Seminole (AT-65)

    USS Seminole (AT-65), the third ship named Seminole of the United States Navy, was a Navajo-class fleet tug whose task was to travel with the fleet and provide towing services as required.

  • Mborokua

    Mborokua (also known as Mary Island) is an uninhabited, jungle-covered volcanic island 30 km west of the Russell Islands.

  • Marovo Lagoon

    Marovo Lagoon is a large saltwater lagoon located in the New Georgia Islands, north of Vangunu Island, at (8.48°S 158.07°E). It is part of the Solomon Islands.

  • Gavutu

    Gavutu is a small islet in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands, some 500 metres (550 yards) in length.

  • Cape Esperance

    Cape Esperance (9°15′S159°42′E) is the northernmost point on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. The Battle of Cape Esperance, one of several naval engagements fought in the waters north of the island during the World War II Guadalcanal campaign, took it…

  • Vaghena Island

    Wagina Island—or as it used to be misspelled in colonial times, Vaghena Island—is a small community in the Solomon Islands with 320 inhabitants, most of whom live along the shores of the Kenli Bay, where a small docking station is built for both res…

  • South Malaita Island

    South Malaita Island, also known as Small Malaita and Maramasike for Areare speakers and Malamweimwei known to more than 80% of the islanders, is the island at the southern tip of the larger island of Malaita in the eastern part of the Solomon Islan…

  • Laulasi Island

    Laulasi island is an artificial island in the Langa Langa Lagoon, South of Auki on the island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It is believed that hostilities among the inlanders of Malaita forced some people into the lagoon where over time they b…