Update 16 to the U.S. standard GEC is dated 2014-06-30. It adds a code for Honiara city. It also changes the name of Makira to Makira and Ulawa. Sorin Cosoveanu sent me some documentation about these names.
Census data from 2009 are now available. Source  differs from source  only in transferring nine people between Honiara and Choiseul. I'm using the more recent source.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, has ISO codes for the new provinces of Solomon Islands. They are shown in the table below.
FIPS Publication Change Notice No. 10, affecting FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2006-03-23. It assigns new FIPS codes to the two new provinces, and changes the codes for the old provinces from which they were formed.
|Short name||SOLOMON ISLANDS|
|Language||Pidgin, English (en)|
By the end of 1900, all of the Solomon Islands were a British protectorate (except Bougainville and neighboring islands, which are geographically part of the Solomons but have been politically associated with New Guinea). The formal name was British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Most of the Solomons were occupied by Japan in World War II. The country became independent on 1978-07-07.
discovered 1568 by ┴lvaro de Menda˝a de Neira and named Islas de Solomon in the hope that they were the legendary islands of King Solomon (king of Israel 961-922 B.C.)
Solomon Islands is divided into nine provinces and one town council.
|Rennell and Bellona||3,041||2,377||671||259||Tigoa|
See the Wards of Solomon Islands page.
The nine provinces are subdivided into 183 wards.
The UN LOCODE page for Solomon Islands lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
Guadalcanal: the island was named by its discoverer, ┴lvaro de Menda˝a de Neira, after his home town in Spain.
Before World War II, the Solomon Islands were divided into twelve administrative districts, as shown here:
|Nggela and Savo||5,541||610|
|Rennell and Bellona Islands||1,500|
|Ysabel and Cape Marsh||5,768||4,670|
~1945: Capital of country moved from Tulagi to Honiara.
The postwar division of Solomon Islands was as follows. These districts were further subdivided into councils (in some cases one council was one district).
Proleptic populations from source .
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