Culture of Solomon Islands
People in Solomon Islands speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Solomon Islands is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Solomon Islands is 0.5254. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 20.5% of Solomon Islands's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Solomon Islands.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Solomon Islands is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Solomon Islands is considered to be 4.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Solomon Islands, 24,400 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Solomon Islands is called 'God Save Our Solomon Islands[note 1]'. It was adopted in 1978. The lyrics have been written by Panapasa Balekana, Matila Balekana and the music has been composed by Panapasa Balekana.
Around 30% of the population of Solomon Islands are obese.
Each year, the people of Solomon Islands consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 81.1% beer, 2.2% wine, 16.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Solomon Islands is kibbe. Other national dishes include burghul.