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Honiara
parliamentary democracy
28450 km2
581318 (July 2008 est.) / 20/km2
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$ 1900 (2007 est.)
0.602 (2005)
Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English (official; but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population); 120 indigenous languages
Church of Melanesia 32.8%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2% (1999 census)
tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather
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