Solomon Islands is a large Melanesian country, composed of 6 big islands, dozens of smaller islands, and several hundreds of islets and atolls. As of 2010, about 80% of its 500,000 people lived in the rural areas, in widely dispersed villages of a few hundred people.
Solomon Islands consists of six large islands, dozens of smaller islands, and hundreds of islets and atolls. It has a land area of 28,000 square kilometers (km). Until 2009, more than 80% of its population was rural, living in widely dispersed villages of a few hundred persons.