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Central Province

Travel Guide Oceania Melanesia Solomon Islands Central Province

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Introduction

Savo Island

Savo Island

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The Central Province is located just north of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. It includes the Russell and Florida Islands and Savo Island. It has a population of about 22,000.

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Geography

Central Province covers an area of 615 km².

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Islands and Island Groups

  • Aeaun
  • Mbanika
  • Nggela Islands
  • Russell Islands
  • Savo
  • Tulagi

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Villages

  • Tulagi, on the island of Tulagi, is the provincial capital
  • Yandina, on Mbanika Island in the Russell Islands is a popular diving destination.

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Events and Festivals

  • Province Day is celebrated on Jun 29

See the Solomon Islands article for a list of national holidays.

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Weather

The Solomon Islands has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 28 °C in coastal areas. May to November tends to be the drier time of the year. The northwest monsoon season is from November to March, bringing with it warmer and wetter weather and occasional cyclones.

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