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Isabel Province

Travel Guide Oceania Melanesia Solomon Islands Isabel Province

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Introduction

Isabel Province is one of the Solomon Island's provinces and has a population of about 30,000. Santa Isabel Island was the place where Europeans, through Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, initially made contact with the Solomon Islands in 1568.

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Geography

Santa Isabel Island is the main island in the province, with much smaller San Jorge sitting right next to it. Santa Isabel is the Solomon's longest island. The highest point on the island is Mount Kubonitu at 1120 metres. The Marutho River springs from the mountain and meets the ocean at Hofi.

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Villages

  • Buala, on Santa Isabel Island, is the provincial capital. It can only be reached by boat.
  • Samsodu
  • Kia
  • Fera has an airstrip.

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Events and Festivals

  • Province Day is celebrated on the 2nd of June

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 twice a week to the airstrip on Fera. [1] . For most visitors, this would be the most convenient option.

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References

  1. 1 Sourced Jun 09, Solomon Airlines Schedule

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