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    Honiara Capital Territory Solomon Islands

Location
Lat 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). In July 1983 Honiara was designted the Capital Territory and is no longer considered part of Guadalcanal Province. Today, at the center of Honiara is Point Cruz.

Postwar
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.

Postwar
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.

Today
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.

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
October 18, 2018

 

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