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Map of Malaita district in Solomon Islands

Basic information about Malaita
Malaita Province is one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. It is named after its largest island, Malaita (also known as \Big Malaita\ or \Maramapaina\). Other islands include South Malaita Island (also called \Small Malaita\ or \Maramasike\), Sikaiana Island, and Ontong Java Atoll. Britain defined its area of interest in the Solomons, including Malaita, and central government control of Malaita began in 1893, when Captain Gibson R.N., of HMS Curacoa, declared the southern Solomon Islands as a British Protectorate with the proclamation of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. The provincial capital and largest urban center is Auki, which was established as the Administrative center for Malaita Provence in 1909. Tourism is largely underdeveloped in Malaita; Auki is near to the Langa Langa Lagoon, which provides opportunities for snorkeling, and the villagers provide shell making demonstrations. The population of the province is 122,620 (1999). The area of the province is 4,225 km2 (1,631 sq mi). The Melanesian population of Malaita has unique cultural traditions in social aspects of life. Brideprice is a tradition which is unique to Malaita compared to the other islands of the Solomon Islands. In this practice the groom's parents present customary money of shells and food to the bride's parents.
Cities, towns & villages in Malaita
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AukiAuki is the provincial capital of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. It is situated on the northern end of Langa Langa Lagoon on the north-west coast of Malaita Island. It is one of the largest provincial towns in Solomon Islands. It was established as the administrative center for Malaita Province in 1909. Show Aukion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Malaita
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Malaita ProvinceMalaita Province is one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. It is named after its largest island, Malaita (also known as \"Big Malaita\" or \"Maramapaina\"). Other islands include South Malaita Island (also called \"Small Malaita\" or \"Maramasike\"), Sikaiana Island, and Ontong Java Atoll. Britain defined its area of interest in the Solomons, including Malaita, and central government control of Malaita began in 1893, when Captain Gibson R.N., of HMS Curacoa, declared the southern Solomon Islands as a British Protectorate with the proclamation of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.Show on map
Different buildings in Malaita
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Afutara AerodromeAfutara Airport is an airport near the village of Afutara on Malaita in the Solomon Islands (IATA: AFT, ICAO: AGAF).It is 37.89 miles from Auki airport.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Malaita
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Laulasi IslandLaulasi island is an artificial island in the Langa Langa Lagoon, South of Auki on the island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It is believed that hostilities among the inlanders of Malaita forced some people into the lagoon where over time they built their islands on sandbars after diving for coral. The religion of the island was based on prayers and offerings to the ghosts of dead ancestors, mediated by priests who kept their skulls and relics in tabu houses. Some ancestors were incarnated as sharks which protected their descendants. Langalanga is also the main source of the shell money now made in Solomon Islands.Show on map