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Map of Isabel district in Solomon Islands

Basic information about Isabel
Isabel Province (also spelled Ysabel) is one of the provinces of the Solomon Islands. It has a population of around 30,000 (2004). The capital is Buala on Santa Isabel Island. Santa Isabel is the longest Island in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific. The first European contact to the Solomon Islands was made by Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira in 1568, who gave them their name. The highest point there is Mount Kubonitu, 1120 meters (3675 feet). River Marutho runs down that mountain into the ocean at Hofi. Almost all the rivers or streams run down that center point except for those at the other tip of the Island, Katova side. Isabel Province is long but narrow. Estimated population in 2004 was 30 000. We do have lots of space for more people to come, that is, in comparative to the other provinces. It is filled with nice and friendly people. It is also the least visited province by tourists and that's because it lacks proper housing, transport, and so on. Buala is the provincial capital, Allardyce and Kamaosi (Duddley Tuti) are the two main highschools in the province, although more are currently being planned and built. Kia village is highly regarded as a good place to visit. An airstrip is located in Fera, which is the landing point for the Sol-Air service to Isabel. It is a 15-minute boat ride from Buala. Banking is available at the National Bank of Solomon Islands (NBSI) in the province, but visitors are advised to exchange their currency while in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. Malaria is a problem on the island, but it can be prevented by using lotion or sleeping inside mosquito nets and wearing long sleeves in the evenings. Clinics are available but only for basic things. Most areas have a \Rest House\, a house where guests can seek accommodation for the night or two, but many residents are willing to take in visitors for the night.
Cities, towns & villages in Isabel
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BualaBuala is a town in the Solomon Islands located on Santa Isabel Island (the longest of the Solomon Islands). Buala consists of Jejevo station and Buala Village. Buala is located on a side of a hill so there is no place for the town to expand, new feeder roads have been continuously developed to the east and western ends of the township. One of these roads reached as far as Hovokiolo village in the west Maringe district. Kubolota, Tithiro, and Maglau are villages close to this small town. Higher up inland, are Tirotogna, Bara, Gurena and Kolokofa. People from these villages also frequent Buala town. The highest point, Mt Kubonitu, can be reached with the help of some tour guide from Tirotogna and Bara village. This peak is close to these two villages. Buala is small and is very limited with@en . Show Bualaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Isabel
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Isabel ProvinceIsabel Province (also spelled Ysabel) is one of the provinces of the Solomon Islands. The province had a population of around 26,158 in 2009., mostly concentrated on the main island, Santa Isabel Island. The capital of the province is Buala on Santa Isabel Island, which has scheduled airline services to Honiara on Solomon Airlines from Fera Airport, on Fera Island, a 15-minute boat ride from Buala.Show on map
Different buildings in Isabel
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Fera/Maringe AirportFera Airport is an airport on Fera Island in the Solomon Islands (IATA: FRE, ICAO: AGGF). A new terminal block was completed in April 2012.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Isabel
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Santa Isabel IslandChoiseul lies to the north-west, Malaita to the south-east. The Pacific Ocean lies to the north, and Guadalcanal (Isatabu) to the south. The highest point in Santa Isabel is Mount Sasari, 1220 meters (3675 ft). River Marutho runs down that mountain into the ocean at Hofi. Almost all the rivers or streams run down that center point except for those at the other tip of the Island, Katova side. The administrative centre is Buala. The nearest airport is Fera Airport on neighbouring Fera Island.Show on map