Guadalcanal Province

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Coordinates: 9°45′S 160°00′E / 9.750°S 160.000°E / -9.750; 160.000

Guadalcanal Province
Flag of Guadalcanal Province
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Coordinates: 9°45′S 160°0′E / 9.750°S 160.000°E / -9.750; 160.000
Country  Solomon Islands
Capital Honiara
 • Premier Anthony Veke
 • Total 5,336 km2 (2,060 sq mi)
(2009 census)
 • Total 93,613
 • Density 11.3/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+11 (+11)

Guadalcanal Province is one of the nine provinces of Solomon Islands, consisting of the island of Guadalcanal. It is a 2,510 square mile (5,336 km²) island and is largely a jungle. Its name was given by Pedro de Ortega Valencia, born in the village of Guadalcanal, Seville, Spain. The national capital and largest city of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, is on the island; however, in July 1983 it was designated a 22-km² separately-administered Capital Territory and is no longer considered part of the province. The population of the province is 93,613 (2009), not including the capital territory. The population of the island (including Honiara) is 109,382 (1999). Honiara serves as the provincial capital.

The island became the scene of the important Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II. The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs established an explosive ordnance disposal training program. It safely disposed of hundreds of items of UXO, and it trained police personnel to respond to EOD call-outs in the island’s highly populated areas. [1]

Administrative divisions

Guadalcanal Province is sub-divided into the following wards:

  • Guadalcanal Province (93,613)
    • Saghalu (6,429)
    • Tandai (14,995)
    • Malango (10,532)
    • Malango (10,532)
    • Paripao (3,068)
    • Aola (4,065)
    • Savulei (3,003)
    • Tangarare (3,118)
    • Wanderer Bay (3,448)
    • Duidui (3,190)
    • Vatukulau (1,833)
    • Talise (1,716)
    • Avuavu (2,262)
    • Moli (3,696)
    • Tetekanji (1,111)
    • Birao (3,159)
    • Valasi (1,459)
    • Kolokarako (1,418)
    • Longgu (3,767)
    • East Tasimboko (7,438)
    • Vulolo (4,429)
    • West Ghaobata (4,962)
    • East Ghaobata (4,515)


  1. ^ U.S. State Department (17 December 2014). "The Pacific Islands: U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs Reduce Threats from World War II-era Munitions". U.S. State Department. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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