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Geography of Solomon Islands - Confidus Solutions
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Geography of Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 28,896 km² (approx. 11,157 mi²). Continental shelf of Solomon Islands is approximately 36,282 km² (around 14,008 mi²).
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The average elevation range of Solomon Islands is 1,166 m (3,826 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Solomon Islands is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Solomon Islands has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Solomon Islands is Honiara. The largest city in Solomon Islands is Honiara.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Solomon Islands is 1,166 m (3,826 ft). The highest point of Solomon Islands is Mount Popomanaseu, with its official height being 2335 m (7,661 ft). The lowest point of Solomon Islands is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Popomanaseu) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Solomon Islands is 2335 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Solomon Islands is 28,896 km² (approx. 11,157 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 1,589,477 km² (~613,698 mi²). The continental shelf of Solomon Islands is approximately 36,282 km² (around 14,008 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Solomon Islands is approximately 1,618,373 km² (~624,854 mi²). Solomon Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

23,117 km² of Solomon Islands's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 80% of all the land in the country. There are 171 km² of arable land in Solomon Islands, and it comprises 1% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Solomon Islands are fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel.