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The Solomon Islands is a nation of islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. It consists of 992 islands divided into four major regions: the Western, Central, and Eastern Islands, and the Florida Islands. The Solomon Islands have a total land area of 11,157 square miles and an estimated population of 609,883 people. The geography of the Solomon Islands is characterized by its lush tropical rainforest and rugged mountain ranges. The Western islands are dominated by steep mountains with peaks reaching up to 8,000 feet in some places. These mountains are covered with dense tropical forests which provide habitat for many rare species of birds and mammals. Additionally, these forests are home to some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs which attract snorkelers and divers from around the world. The Central islands are composed primarily of low-lying coral atolls and flat plains dotted with small villages. These islands also feature several active volcanoes such as Mount Gharat on Guadalcanal Island which last erupted in 2006. The Eastern islands feature several rugged mountain ranges with peaks reaching up to 5,000 feet above sea level as well as numerous rivers and streams which flow through deep gorges carved out by ancient volcanic activity. Finally, the Florida Islands consist primarily of small limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear waters filled with colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life such as clownfish, sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays and more. These pristine waters provide excellent opportunities for scuba diving or snorkeling where visitors can explore shipwrecks or observe rare species such as hammerhead sharks or giant clams.