The Solomon Islands are located in the South Seas. They are an island state, that is, a state consisting only of islands. These islands belong to the island group of Melanesia and you can find them on the map in the east of New Guinea and north of Australia. Melanesia includes Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Fiji Islands. After Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands are the second largest state in the South Pacific.
The larger islands of the Solomon Islands are of volcanic origin and are crossed by mountains. Some of the volcanoes are still active. Most of the Solomon Islands are occupied by six large islands. If you count all the islands and reefs together, however, you get over 900. People live only on 345 of the islands.
The major islands are Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Makira, Malaita, New Georgia and Choiseul. Many of the islands are densely forested. On the largest island of Guadalcanal is the highest mountain, which bears the funny name Popomanaseu and reaches a height of 2331 meters. On this island you will also find the capital of the Solomon Islands, Honiara.
The longest river in the country is the Wairaha River. By the way, the largest lake in the Pacific, Lake Tegano, is also located on the Solomon Islands.
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