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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Solomon Islands

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Solomon Islands - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



720 956 (2019) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Solomon Islands - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 12th June 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Solomon Islands - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 12th June 2021

Solomon Islands - Languages


The official language is English External. 65 other languages are spoken. The most widely spoken of these are ’Are’are External (10 800 speakers); Kwaio External (10 600 speakers); Kwara’ae External (21 000 speakers); Lau External (10 300 speakers) and To’abaita External (18 400 speakers).

Solomon Islands - Company legal forms


Solomon Islands’ company types include:

   Companies limited by both shares and guarantee
   Companies limited by guarantee
   Companies limited by shares
   Unlimited company
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Solomon Islands - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 3rd May 2021


Deliveries are made to post office boxes. Post office boxes may be a combination of letters and numbers. The name of the island is written on the last line of the address.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured, but usually written in English. Examples:



Solomon Islands is implementing, from July 2017, the locational code What3Words (http://www.what3words.com) as its national address system. It remains to be seen how widely this will be used and supported. Plans for a postal code system announced in 2021 would suggest that uptake has not been good and that it will be replaced.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Solomon Islands - Post office box


This is written P.O. Box.

Solomon Islands - Postal code format graphic


Solomon Islands - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 3rd May 2021

Solomon Islands has no postal code system. Solomon Post announced plans for a postal code system in 2021.

Solomon Islands - Postal code format


Solomon Islands - Postal code specifics


Solomon Islands - Postal code regular expression


Solomon Islands - Postal code map


Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Solomon Islands


   Note: This section last updated 5th September 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Solomon Islands for full lists of place names in the Solomon Islands in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Solomon Islands - Administrative districts


Solomon Islands has 9 provinces External and 1 capital territory (show in the list below with an asterisk):

    Central External
    Choiseul (Lauru) External
    Guadalcanal External
    Honiara External *
    Isabel External
    Makira External
    Malaita External
    Rennell/Bellona External
    Temotu External
    Western External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Solomon Islands


   Note: This section last updated 9th May 2016

Solomon Islands’ telephone numbers have no area code. All fixed-line subscriber numbers have a total length of 5 when called from abroad; mobile numbers have a length of 7. Mobile numbers commence 17, 730, 74-79, 84-89, 912-921, 923-932 or 94-99.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Solomon Islands


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