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Full nameHoniara
CountrySolomon Islands
ProvinceHoniara Town
MayorIsrael Maeoli
Total Population78190 (2009)
Other information
Time zoneUTC (UTC+11)

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Honiara, population 49,107 (1999 census), 78,190 (2009 estimate), is the capital of the Solomon Islands and of Guadalcanal Province, although it is a separately administered town. The name Honiara derives from naho ni ara which roughly translates as "facing the south-east wind" in one of the Guadalcanal languages.

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