Overview - Solomon Islands

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Capital:Honiara
Area:28,450 km²
Population:552,438 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Melanesian pidgin, English (official), 120 indigenous languages.
Religion(s):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%, others - 2.4%, unspecified - 0.3%, none - 0.2%.
Ethnic Group(s):Melanesian - 94.5%, Polynesian - 3%, Micronesian - 1.2%, others - 1.1%, unspecified - 0.2%.