Served by its international airport and a seaport named Point Cruz, Honiara is the capital city of Solomon Islands.
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.
Solomon Islands exported US$437.3 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016. Highest-value exported products shipped from the Solomon Islands include wood, crude palm oil, cocoa beans, copra and crude coconut oil 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: 84,520 (Honiara)
Density: 10,565 people per square mile (4,079 per square kilometer)
Population: 635,027 (Solomon Islands)
Density: 59 people per square mile (23 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$1.198 billion as of October 2016 (for Solomon Islands, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $2,000
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
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Australia-Oceania: Solomon Islands. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Guinness World Records, Explore Records Online. Accessed on March 1, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on July 31, 2017
Official Government Website, Solomon Islands Government. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Honiara. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Wikipedia, Solomon Islands. Accessed on March 1, 2017
Population density is intense within Solomon Islands’ capital city Honiara with an average 10,565 residents per square mile (4,079 per square kilometer).
For Solomon Islands overall, population density drops significantly to an average 59 people per square mile (23 per square kilometer).
Honiara’s land area measures 8 square miles (21 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 84,520 in 2017.
At the country level, Solomon Islands’ land area covers 10,805 square miles (27,986 square kilometers). The national population count was 635,027 inhabitants as of July 2016.
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.