Solomon Islands is a sovereign nation comprised of six major islands plus more than 900 smaller ones, located southeast of Papua New Guinea and northeast of Australia.
Research website numbeo lacks sufficient data to rank Honiara on its comprehensive global quality of life rating which benchmarks 250 cities worldwide. Numbeo does evaluate Honiara on several individual factors. For instance, Honiara’s health care is among the bottom 3%, while its property price to income ratio score ranks in the highest 8% and its pollution falls among the worst 11%. On the positive side, Honiara rates relatively well for traffic commute time (fastest 36%).
Honiaran tourist attractions include the Honiara Central Market where a wide range of goods are traded, Solomon Islands Houses of Parliament, National Museum and the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas.
From an international trade perspective, Solomon Islands exported an estimated US$705.4 million worth of goods around the globe in 2019. Its most valuable exports include rough wood (66% of Solomon Islands’ global total), prepared or preserved fish and caviar (9.5%), aluminum ores and concentrates (8.5%), frozen fish excluding fillets (5.4%), palm oil (3.6%), cocoa beans (1.3%), sawn or chipped wood (also 1.3%), and sheets for veneering (0.9%) according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Solomon Islands: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Honiara Solomon Islands College of Higher Education, Honiara Central Market, Guadalcanal American Memorial, National Parliament House and the National Museum
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
- Rebecca Sattin, Olympic rowing bronze medalist (born Oct. 29, 1980)
- Irene George, tennis player (born Oct. 11, 1983)
- Pauline Kwalea, Olympic sprinter (born Feb. 29, 1988)
- Jenly Tego Wini, Olympic weightlifter (born Jun. 9, 1983)
- Henry Fa’arodo, soccer/football player (born Oct. 5, 1982)
- Alex Hughes, Archdeachon of Cambridge (born Oct. 3, 1975)
- Freddie Kini, soccer/football player (born Nov. 27, 1992)
- Gurianna Korinihona, tennis player (born Nov. 4, 1984)
- James Naka, soccer/football player (born Oct. 9, 1984)
- Joses Nawo, soccer/football player (born May 3, 1988)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of the Solomon Islands: Solomon Islander
Population: 56,298 (Honiara) at August 26, 2020
Density: 7,037 people per square mile (2,559 per square kilometer)
Population: 689,625 (Solomon Islands) at August 26, 2020
Density: 64 people per square mile (25 per square kilometer)
Median age for all Solomon Islands: 19.9 years old
GDP: US$1.476 billion in 2019 (Solomon Islands)
GDP per person: $2,303
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Honiara were unavailable.
Official currency used in Honiara: Solomon Islands dollar
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Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
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Solomon Islands won its freedom from the United Kingdom on July 7, 1978. Solomon Islanders celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 7.
Honiara’s land area measures 8 square miles (21 square kilometers) home to an estimated population of 56,298 in at August 2020.
At the country level, Solomon Islands’ land area covers 10,807 square miles (27,990 square kilometers). The nation’s population count was 689,625 inhabitants as of August 26, 2020.
Population density is more concentrated within Solomon Islands’ capital city Honiara averaging 7,037 residents per square mile (2,559 per square kilometer).
Zooming out to Solomon Islands’ overall land boundaries, population density drops to an average 64 people per square mile (25 per square kilometer).