9° 25' 60S Long 159° 56' 60E Honiara is located on the north coast of Guadalcanal. To the north is Iron Bottom Sound. To the east is Lunga Point and Honiara Airport (Henderson Field). At the center of Honiara is Point Cruz. Honiara Captial Territory is surrounded by Guadalcanal Province.
At the end of World War II, the British Government utilized the American
infrastructure on the coast of Guadalcanal and established Honiara the postwar center of the colonial administration, instead of Tulagi.
On July 7, 1978 the Solomon Islands became an independent nation with Honiara as the provincial capital of Guadalcanal Province and the national capital of the Solomon Islands. During July 1983, the 22 km square area of Honiara area was designated a capital territory and is no longer considered part of Guadalcanal Province.
Honiara includes Point Cruz, Matanikau and Chinatown. To the west is White River and Tanaghai.
The Kukum Highway (Kukum Road) divides the city from east to west.
Islands National Museum
Museum location, that includes several WWII relics
WWII Memorial Park (Nana Police Barracks)
Memorial park with American and Japanese memorials
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September 9, 2017