Solomon Islands facts


    Solomon Islands facts
    King Solomon
    Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira first sighted Santa Isabel island on 6 February 1568. Finding signs of alluvial gold on Guadalcanal, Mendaña believed he had found the source of King Solomon’s wealth. So, he named the chain of islands 'Islas Salomón' ("Solomon Islands") after the wealthy biblical King Solomon.
    Solomon Islands facts
    Solomon Islands facts
    To Lead Is To Serve

    The coat of arms of Solomon Islands shows a shield which is framed by a crocodile and a shark. The motto is displayed under it, which reads "To Lead Is To Serve."
    Solomon Islands facts
    Solomon Islands facts
    Chain of islands
    Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu. The country's capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of Solomon Islands, currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state. Manasseh Sogavare is the current prime minister.
    Solomon Islands facts


    Solomon Islands facts
    Marovo Lagoon
    Marovo Lagoon is a large saltwater lagoon located in the New Georgia Islands, north of Vangunu Island. It is the world’s finest double-barrier-enclosed lagoon, bordered by the large New Georgia and Vangunu Islands on one side and a double line of long barrier islands on the other. It contains hundreds of beautiful small islands, most of which are covered by coconut palms and rainforest and surrounded by coral.
    Solomon Islands facts
    Solomon Islands facts
    Kennedy Island
    Kennedy Island is a small uninhabited island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy, following an incident involving Kennedy during his World War II naval career. Islanders Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana were the first to find the shipwrecked John F. Kennedy and his crew of the PT-109. They suggested using a coconut to write a rescue message for delivery by dugout canoe, which was later kept on Kennedy's desk when he became President of the United States.
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