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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands / COVID-19
Population 538,000
Total Confirmed 21544
Active 21391
Total deaths 153
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.71 %


Solomon Islands is a sovereign state comprising six important islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi).The nation has a population of 652,858 and its capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. The nation takes its name from the Solomon Islands archipelago, which is a selection of Melanesian islands that also includes the North Solomon Islands (part of Papua New Guinea), but excludes outlying islands, such as Rennell and Bellona, and the Santa Cruz Islands. In 1568, the navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to see them. Britain defined its area of interest from the Solomon Islands archipelago in June 1893, when Captain Gibson R.N., of HMS Curacoa, declared the southern Solomon Islands a British protectorate. During World War II, the Solomon Islands campaign (1942--1945) saw fierce fighting between the United States, Commonwealth forces and the Empire of Japan, like in the Battle of Guadalcanal. The official title of the British administration was changed in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in 1975 into the Solomon Islands, another year, and self-government was achieved. Independence was obtained, and the title changed to just"Solomon Islands" (without the definite article), in 1978. At independence, Solomon Islands became a constitutional monarchy. Solomon Islands' Queen is Elizabeth II, represented by the Governor-General.

Source: Wikipedia