ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Solomon Islands

Capital: Honiara
World Bank Region: East Asia & Pacific
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 27,990 (2007)
 
Population (people): 492,075 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 17.58 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.3% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 66 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 28 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,651.87 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 7.3% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Natural Hazards
Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area): 1.6% (2000)
 
Population in areas where elevation < 5 meters (% of total population): 2.8% (2000)

 
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Natural Disasters 1945-2013
Type of disaster
Number of disasters
Number of people killed
Number of people injured
Number of people homeless
Number of people affected in other ways
Sum of injured, homeless, and affected people
Estimated damage in thousand US$
Drought
2
0
0
0
380
380
0
Earthquake (seismic activity)
6
297
11
500
7,829
8,340
0
Flood
4
23
1
0
27,852
27,853
0
Storm
15
323
10
62,040
216,425
278,475
20,000
Volcano
1
0
0
0
6,000
6,000
0