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    Solomon Islands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 28,450 km2
      land area: 27,540 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Maryland

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 5,313 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines);

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather

      Terrain: mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls

      Natural resources: fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates

      Land use: 1% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 1% meadows and pastures; 93% forest and woodland; 4% other

      Environment: subject to typhoons, which are rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earth tremors

      Note: located just east of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Solomon Islands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Solomon Islands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Solomon Islands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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