Solomon Islands

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About Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean Region. The Country has 6 large Islands and over 900 small islands. The country was formerly a British colony and is part of the commonwealth of nations where the Queen of England is the Head of state.

The Country’s economy is predominantly Agriculture and Fisheries. Tourism also plays an important role in the nation’s economy.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityHoniara
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic, constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar, SBD
Phone Code +677
Important CitiesAuki, Buala, Gizo (Ghizo), Honiara, Kamaosi, Kirakira (Kaokaona), Lata (Santa Cruz), Maniora, Munda, Noro, Taro Island, Tigoa (Tinggoa), Tulagi
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-07)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking136
Primary IndustriesCash crops,Gold,Fishing,Tourism,Foregin aid,Energy.
Major ExportsWood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs , Ores, slag and ash, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Electrical machinery and equipment
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing , Electrical machinery and equipment , Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastrycooks' products, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, Footwear, gaiters and the like
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Articles of iron or steel, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Plastics and articles thereof, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Meat and edible meat offal
Major Imports from IndiaWood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Ores, slag and ash, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Organic chemicals, Pharmaceutical products, Fertilisers, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins , Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, Albuminoidal substances, modified starches
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and the Solomon Islands totaled US$7.36 million in 2013–14. India exported $2.06 million worth of goods to the Solomon Islands, and imported $5.30 million. At the 2nd FIPIC Summit, Prime Minister Modi announced that a FIPIC Trade Office would be opened at the FICCI premises in New Delhi.
Bordering NationsVanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for Solomon IslandsHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. Inbasekar Sundaramurthi
Honourable High Commissioner
Lot 30, Section 7, Lawes Road, Granville [Post Box 86, Waigani] Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
675-321 0528 and 675-321 4291

Embassy Details of Solomon Islands in IndiaHonorary Consulate of Solomon Islands in New Delhi
H.E. Mrs. Radha Bhatia
Honorary Consul
E-9, Connaught House,Connaught Place,New Delhi-110001
01141517279/39555506 (O)