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    Solomon Islands (SI) ¬†

Location
Solomon Islands are located to the east of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and north of Vanuatu (New Hebrides). Also known as simply the Solomons.

Wartime History
The Solomon Islands have tremendous historical significance as the first American amphibious operation of the Pacific war when American forces landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal. Tremendous naval, air and land battle were waged in the Solomons to gain control of Guadalcanal followed by the subsequent campaigns to drive northward up the Solomon Islands chain with landings at New Georgia and other strategic islands.

Postwar
The Solomons we both damaged and enhanced by the war, with many roads, airfields and infrastructure built during the war. Postwar, the United Kingdom began transitioning the Solomon Island toward independence with a local council system was established.

Today
During the 1970s elections were held and and the Solomon Islands constitution adopted in 1974. After neighboring Papua New Guinea (PNG) became independence, the Solomon Islands became independent on July 7, 1978.

Guadalcanal Province

 Guadalcanal, and capital, Honiara
 Islands to the north of Guadalcanl including Savo, Florida and Russell
 Santa Isabel Island and vicinity
 Island north east of Guadalcanal
 Far east of Solomons, including Santa Cruz
 Choiseul Island and vicinity
 South of Guadalcanal including San Cristobal
 New Georgia, Choiseul, Shortlands
  Rennell Island and Indispensable Reef

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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