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Numanuma in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is a town located in Solomon Islands - some 209 mi (or 337 km) West of Honiara, the country's capital.

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Local time in Numanuma is now 11:00 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Ziata, Noro, Munda, Mbomboe, Lulambai or Bethany. When in this area, you might want to check out Sidon, Numanuma, New Hatara, Nazareth, Navai and Mandou as well. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Munda, Solomon Islands

Munda is the largest settlement on the island of New Georgia in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, and consists of a number of villages. It is located at the southwestern tip (called Munda Point) of the western end of New Georgia, and the large Roviana Lagoon is just offshore.

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Located at -8.28, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Solomon Islands

Vila, Solomon Islands

Vila is a site at the southern end of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands, originally the location of the Vila Stanmore coconut plantation. During World War II, Japanese forces built an airstrip in order to stage aircraft from Rabaul down to Guadalcanal, and on several occasions, beginning on 24 January 1943 US attempted to put the airstrip out of operation by bombing it. However, it remained in use until the Japanese evacuated Kolombangara in September and early October 1943.

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Located at -8.28, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Airports in the Solomon Islands, Geography of the Solomon Islands

USS Strong (DD-467)

USS Strong (DD-467), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral James H. Strong (1814–1882), who distinguished himself at the Battle of Mobile Bay. Strong was laid down on 30 April 1941 at Bath, Maine, by Bath Iron Works; launched on 17 May 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Hobart Olson; and commissioned on 7 August 1942, Commander Joseph H. Wellings in command.

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Located at -8.28, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, Fletcher-class destroyers of the United States Navy, Maritime incidents in 1943, Ships built in Maine, Shipwrecks in the Solomon Sea, United States Navy New York-related ships, World War II destroyers of the United States

Kennedy Island

Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island though the correct local name is Kasolo Island) is an island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. The island is remembered to be the area Lt. John F. Kennedy had aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in World War II. Two American sailors died in the incident. Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from the provincial capital of the Western Province, Gizo.

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Located at -8.28, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:Islands of the Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy

Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109

PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of the PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. The incident may have also contributed to Kennedy's long-term back problems.

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Located at -8.28, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, 20th-century military history of the United States, Conflicts in 1943, John F. Kennedy, Maritime incidents in 1943, Naval battles of World War II involving Japan, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, PT boats, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Ships built in New Jersey, Ships sunk in collisions, World War II patrol vessels of the United States, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean