People

Population: 600,000 (2010 est)
Languages: English & Pidgin

Ethnic groups: Melanesian 93%, Polynesian 4%, Micronesian 1.5%, European 0.8%, Chinese 0.3%

Geography

The Solomon Islands are located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. The country consists of a scattered archipelago of nine large islands and many smaller ones.

Economy

Currency: Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
GDP per capita (2009 est): SBD 4,549.6 M
GDP growth (2012 est): 2.2%
Exports: timber, fish, copra, palm oil, cocoa

Government

Government: Parliamentary democracy
Head of State HM Queen, represented by Governor General- Frank Kabui

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Taxation