Capital: Honiara

Population: 600,052 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Melanesian pidgin, other indigenous languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, and others

Largest Cities: Honiara, Auki, Gizo, Buala

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016): 

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Sunday (March 27)

Queen’s Birthday (June 11)

Independence Day (July 7)

Thanksgiving (December 26)

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