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Aola Bay, Viru Harbour, and Graciosa Bay are used mainly for log exports.Interisland shipping is operated both privately and by the government.The Solomon Islands dollar is the official currency; indigenous currencies such as shell money (from Malaita) and red-feather money (from Santa Cruz) are also made for use in customary transactions.The principal airport is Honiara International Airport, although there are several airfields throughout the islands that may also serve as international points of entry.
Although political parties exist in name, their organization and discipline tend to be loose.The climate is tropical oceanic—that is, hot and humid but relieved by cool winds and abundant, year-round rainfall.Temperatures seldom exceed 90 °F (32 °C), and rainfall generally averages 120–140 inches (3,000–3,500 mm) a year.Its other export products are derived from plantation crops: palm oil, copra, and cacao (the source of cocoa). The chief imports are machinery, fuels, manufactured goods, and food, and Australia, Singapore, and China are the main suppliers.The islands have significant reserves of bauxite (on Rennell Island) and phosphates (on Bellona), and some gold has been extracted on Guadalcanal.The country comprises most of the Solomons chain, with the exception of Buka and Bougainville, two islands at the northwestern end that form an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. They lie in two parallel chains running northwest-southeast: the southern chain includes Vella Lavella, the New Georgia Islands, Savo, and Guadalcanal; the northern, Choiseul, Santa Isabel, and Malaita.The chains converge on San Cristobal (Makira Island).The government-owned Solomon Airlines provides domestic and regional air service.Ports handling overseas cargoes include Honiara, Tulagi (the former capital), and Gizo Harbour.The prime minister rarely commands a clear majority in Parliament, and so governments are usually formed of a coalition of parties or factions.Local government councils control matters regarding transportation, economic development, health, and education. Schools are run both by the national and provincial governments and by various churches.