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Choiseul Province

Travel Guide Oceania Melanesia Solomon Islands Choiseul Province

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Introduction

Choiseul is one of the provinces of the Solomon Islands. It consists of Choiseul Island and several small surrounding islands and has a population of approximately 20,000.

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Geography

Choiseul Province is located in the northwest of the Solomon Islands, between the island of Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) and Santa Isabel.

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Islands

  • Choiseul Island is the largest island with an area of 3 294 km²
  • Taro Island
  • Vaghena
  • Rob Roy

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Villages

  • Taro, on Taro Island, is the provincial capital.

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Events and Festivals

  • Province Day is celebrated on the 25th of February.
  • Kabule is celebrated on August 8th each year and is in memory of a peace treaty that was signed in 1921 to end brutal feuds between some of the tribes.

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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Getting There

By Plane

Solomon Airlines flies to Choiseul Bay, in the northwest of Choiseul Island, three times a week with flights via Gizo. [1] . For the average visitor, air travel is by far the most convenient way to get to Choiseul Province.

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References

  1. 1 Sourced Jun 09, Solomon Airlines Schedule

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