Solomon Islands, Constitutional Monarchy in Oceania, in the
Southwest Pacific South of the Equator. Make up part of
Melanesia. The country includes most of the islands in the
Solomon Islands group (except Bougainville, among others) as
well as Ontong Java Islands, Rennell Island and Santa Cruz
Islands. More than 990 islands spread over 900 kilometers
north-south and 1800 kilometers west-east. Adjacent to Nauru
in the north, Tuvalu in the east, vanuatu in the south and
Papua New Guinea in the west. The capital is Honiara.
Solomon Islands gained full independence in 1978.
The Solomon Islands (the name) of the archipelago and the
state are after the Israeli king Solomon because the
explorer de Neira assumed that the islands contained great
National anthem is ' God Save Our Solomon Islands '.
The Solomon Islands (2009) have no military means of
their own to support their security other than a small
military naval department of 80 men with 3 patrol boats
included in the police forces. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that SLB stands for Solomon Islands.
The situation in 1999-2003 was unstable. In 2003, the UN
organized a peacekeeping force of approximately 2,250 men
led by Australia. This effort was successful, and in 2005
the situation stabilized. A smaller force (RAMSI) from
Australia, New Zealand and Tonga remains (2009).