Solomon Islands FlagSolomon Islands

To Lead Is To Serve.

 

General


Population: 609,883 (2014), 597,248 (2013)
Land Area: 28,450 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel
Capital: Honiara
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Gordon Darcy Lilo (November 16th 2011)
Languages: Melanesian, English, 120 Indigenous languages
Currency: Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Major 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%
Major Ethnicities: Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, Other 1.1%, Unspecified 0.2%
Life Expectancy: 74.89 years (2014), 74.66 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.099 billion (2013), 1.01 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.958 billion (2013), 1.922 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,400 (2013), 3,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 4% (2013), 5.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 50%, Industry 10.6%, Services 39.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 75%, Industry 5%, Services 20% (2000)
Industries: Fish, mining, timber
Agriculture Products: Cocoa beans, coconuts, palm kernels, rice, potatoes, vegetables, fruit; timber; cattle, pigs; fish
Human Development Index: 0.491 (157th)(2014), 0.530 (143rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 6 million (1999)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Solomon Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean. The Solomon Islands share maritime borders with a few other islands states. Solomon Islands' economy is relatively weak, infrastructure is lacking, and tourism isn't developed. The government relies heavily on foreign assistance and until a sustainable industry is found, the islands will continue to struggle.

(2014) The Solomon Islands' economy continues to grow at a steady pace, however due to past political & ethnic violence foreign investments are rare.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Solomon Islands
Wikipedia: Solomon Islands
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SLB.html

Updated on: December 25th, 2014