Solomon Islands is an archipelago country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The nation has a population of around 100,000 and covers an area of 1,967 square kilometers. The capital city is Honiara. The country's official language is English, but there are also Solomon Islands Creole, French, and Japanese speakers. A significant number of Solomon Islanders are of Polynesian descent, descended from Melanesian settlers who arrived in the century after the arrival of Europeans. The economy is primarily based on agriculture and tourism.