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    Honiara Guadalcanal Solomon Islands

Location
Lat 9° 25' 60S Long 159° 56' 60E  Honiara is located on the north coast of Guadalcanal bordering Iron Bottom Sound. To the east is Lunga Point and Honiara Airport (Henderson Field).

Postwar
At the end of World War II, the British Government occupied the American military infrastructure on the coast of Guadalcanal and made Honiara the new postwar center of the colonial administration, instead of Tulagi.

Today
When the Solomon Islands became independent in July 1978, Honiara became the capital. Today, the city is the center of the national governement, sea port at Point Cruz and commerce. The center of the town is the Point Cruz, the Matanikau River and Chinatown area. To the west is White River and Tanaghai. The Kukum Highway road connects the town from east to west.

Solomon Islands National Museum
Museum location, that includes several WWII relics and displays

WWII Memorial Park (Nana Police Barracks)
Memorial park with American and Japanese memorials

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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