Learn a few interesting facts about the Solomon Islands, and make use of our collection of flag printables and flag colouring pages.
Honiara, Solomon Islands (photo thanks to Christopher John SSF under Creative Commons Licence)
- The Solomon Islands are a group of islands in Oceania, lying east of Papua New Guinea. The capital is Honiara.
- The islands have been occupied since as far back as 30,000 BC. Europeans first discovered them in 1568 when a Spanish explorer came across them on his journey back from Peru.
- Before they were settled by Europeans, the islands were notorious for headhunters and cannabilism!
- In the early 20th Century the British declared the Solomon Islands a protectorate.
- During the Second World War there was intense fighting in the area and many of the Solomon Islands' inhabitants were evacuated to Australia.
- The Solomon Islands became independent in 1976.
- In recent years the Solomon Islands have suffered from major earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Solomon Islands Flag
The Solomon Islands flag has five white stars representing the five main island groups. It also has a blue triangle symbolising the surrounding ocean, green for the land, and a yellow stripe representing sunshine. It was officially adopted on November 18, 1977.
Our Solomon Islands Printables
Imagine you are going on a trip to the Solomon Islands. Think about what you might do there, the climate and the potential dangers, then 'pack' the suitcase with the items you might need...
Print and fold our little booklet (instructions here) and use it to store facts and pictures about the Solomon Islands. You can build up a library of these mini-booklets - we've got them for most countries in the world now!
Here is a set of Solomon bookmarks, featuring the Solomon flag, to print out for the kids - in 4 variations, including two to colour in.
Enjoy some relaxing colouring time with our lovely Solomon Islands national flower colouring page, featuring beautiful hibiscus flowers.
Fun Fact: There are around 220 different species of hibiscus in the world.