The islands have significant reserves of bauxite (on Rennell Island) and phosphates (on Bellona), and some gold has been extracted on Guadalcanal.
Manufacturing primarily involves the processing of coconut and other vegetable oils and of cocoa.
Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy, with the British monarch, represented by a governor-general, serving as the formal head of state.It consists of a double chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in Melanesia.The country comprises most of the Solomons chain, with the exception of Buka and Bougainville, two islands at the northwestern end that form an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. They lie in two parallel chains running northwest-southeast: the southern chain includes Vella Lavella, the New Georgia Islands, Savo, and Guadalcanal; the northern, Choiseul, Santa Isabel, and Malaita.Hi, im B-rootz, living at Mbokonavera 2, im here to find relationship and im a teacher. im married but not settle in the way that person should be. Ports handling overseas cargoes include Honiara, Tulagi (the former capital), and Gizo Harbour.Aola Bay, Viru Harbour, and Graciosa Bay are used mainly for log exports.The principal airport is Honiara International Airport, although there are several airfields throughout the islands that may also serve as international points of entry.The government-owned Solomon Airlines provides domestic and regional air service.The vast majority of the population is ethnically Melanesian.Polynesians, who form a small minority, live mainly on outlying atolls, principally Ontong Java Atoll, Bellona, Rennell Island, the Reef Islands, the Stewart Islands (Sikaiana), Tikopia, and Anuta.