/hoh'nee ahr"euh/, n.
a city in and the capital of the Solomon Islands, N Guadalcanal. 11,191.

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Town (pop., 1999 est.: 49,107), capital of the Solomon Islands, South Pacific Ocean.

Situated at the mouth of the Mataniko River on the north coast of Guadalcanal, Honiara is a port and communications centre which trades chiefly in coconuts, timber, fish, and some gold. It developed during World War II around the site of a U.S. military headquarters and became the capital in 1952.

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 city, capital of the Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The city is situated at the mouth of the Mataniko River on the north coast of Guadalcanal (Guadalcanal Island). A port and communications centre, it trades chiefly in coconuts, timber, fish, and some gold (from Gold Ridge in the centre of the island). Honiara International Airport is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the city. Prior to World War II, Honiara did not exist; it developed around the site of the U.S. military headquarters. In 1952 it officially replaced Tulagi as the capital of the Solomons. Government buildings are on a narrow coastal strip behind Point Cruz. In the 1960s the government, together with the private sector, began an extensive development program in the new capital. The first multistory buildings appeared in the 1980s. In 2006, amid an ongoing period of political instability, Honiara's Chinatown sustained severe damage in postelection rioting. Pop. (2004 est.) 57,600.

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