Pacific study guide

Solomon Islands

the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands do not have any major land forms but are surrounded by latte body's of water.

The Solomon Islands

Climate of the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands have a tropical climate; the Solomon Islands are like a one season state an annual temperature is about 81* and an annual rain full is about 305cm a year.

Plants and animals

Dense rain covers about 90% of the islands, with extensive mangrove swamps and coconut palms along the coast. Other tree species include teak, Aferican and Honduras mahogany balsa, and Queensland maple. There are about 61 different species of birds and about 163 breeding species.

History

The Solomon Islands where first inhabited by tribal groups as early as 1000bc. The first Europen to discover the islands was Alvar de Mendana Y Nara n 1567, he was searching for the legendary treasure and islands of Solomon.

People and languages

English is the official language but is only spoken by about 12% of the population. Some 120 indigenous languages and dialects spoken each a very restricted geographical area.

Land use

Most of the land is used for farming besides small towns.

Religion and education

Church of Melanie 32.8%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangeical 17%, seventh other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2%.

Traditions

All products imported into the Solomon Islands are subjected to customs duties and a 20% sur charge leveled on all goods.

Current issues and challenges

There are health issues do to poverty. And there are developing issues do to social economic issues.