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Solomon Islands

Capital :Honiara

Land Area : 28,450 sq km

Head of Government : Prime Minister The Hon Sir Allan Kemakeza (since 17 December 2001)

Population :538,032 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :"Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English is official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population
note: 120 indigenous languages "

Major Religion(s) : Anglican 45%, Roman Catholic 18%, United (Methodist/Presbyterian) 12%, Baptist 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, other Protestant 5%, indigenous beliefs 4%

Date of Joining : 1978

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CHRI Submission to CMAG :
September 2003

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