Solomon Islands is an island chain in the Pacific. Also known as simply the Solomons or abbreviated SI. Borders Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the west and Vanuatu (New Hebrides) to the south.
During the Pacific War, the Solomon Islands had tremendous historical significance as the first American amphibious
operation of the Pacific War when the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal. Fierce land, sea and air battles were waged on Guadalcanal followed by the subsequent campaigns up the Solomon Island chain.
The Solomons we both damaged and enhanced by the war, with many roads, airfields and infrastructure built. Postwar, the United Kingdom began transitioning the Solomon Island
towards independence by establishing a local council system, elections and in 1974 adopted a constitution. On July 7, 1978 the Solomon Islands became an independent nation.
Provinces of the Solomon Islands
Province comprised of the Florida Island Group including Savo, Florida
Choiseul Province comprised of Choiseul Island and offshore islands.
Province comprised of Guadalcanal Island fierce land, sea and air battles during 1942-1943.
Makira-Ulawa Province comprised of San Cristobal Island (Makira) in the southeastern Solomon Islands.
Province comprised of
Malaita Island and offshore islands.
Rennell and Bellona Province comprised by Rennell Island, Bellona Island and Indispensable Reef.
Santa Isabel Province (Isabel Province) comprised of Santa Isabel Island and offshore islands.
Province comprised of the Santa Cruz Islands, Battle of Santa Cruz (Battle of the South Pacific).
Western Province comprised of New Georgia, Rendova, Arundel, Ghizo, Kolombangara, Ghizo and Shortlands.
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July 18, 2017