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Explore Palolu in Solomon Islands.

Palolu in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is a town in Solomon Islands - some 34 mi (or 54 km) North of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Palolu is now 01:07 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tumulighohu, Tulaghi, Togha, Soso, Siro or Buala. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tumbila, Takola, Takavali, Ravu Sondu Ulu, Ravu Sondu Kosi and Haroro. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Nggela Islands

The Nggela Islands, also known as the Florida Islands, are a small island group in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands, a state in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The chain is composed of the main island, Nggela Sule, as well as a number of smaller islands, including Tulagi, Gavutu and Tanambogo. The name Florida Island is sometimes also used to refer to Nggela Sule.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -8.96, 160.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Archipelagoes of the Pacific Ocean, Islands of the Solomon Islands

USS Quincy (CA-39)

USS Quincy (CA-39) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class heavy cruiser sunk at the Battle of Savo Island in 1942. Quincy, the second ship to carry the name, was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts on 15 November 1933, launched on 19 June 1935, sponsored by Mrs. Henry S. Morgan, and commissioned at Boston on 9 June 1936, Captain William Faulkner Amsden in command.

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Located at -8.96, 160.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:1935 ships, New Orleans-class cruisers, Ships built in Massachusetts, Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Massachusetts-related ships, World War II cruisers of the United States

Tulagi

Tulagi, less commonly known as Tulaghi, is a small island (5.5 km by 1 km) in the Solomon Islands, just off the south coast of Florida Island. The town of the same name on the island (pop. 1,750) was the capital of the Solomon Islands Protectorate from 1896 to 1942, and is today the capital of the Central Province. The island was originally chosen by the British as a comparatively isolated and healthier alternative to the disease-ridden larger islands of the Solomons.

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Located at -8.96, 160.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Former national capitals, Islands of the Solomon Islands, Populated places in Central Province (Solomon Islands), Wreck diving sites

USS Vincennes (CA-44)

USS Vincennes (CA-44) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class heavy cruiser sunk at the Battle of Savo Island in 1942. She was the second ship to bear the name. She was laid down on 2 January 1934 at Quincy, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company's Fore River plant, launched on 21 May 1936, sponsored by Miss Harriet Virginia Kimmell, and commissioned on 24 February 1937, Captain Burton H. Green in command.

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Located at -8.96, 160.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:1936 ships, New Orleans-class cruisers, Ships built in Massachusetts, Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Indiana-related ships, World War II cruisers of the United States

USS De Haven (DD-469)

USS De Haven (DD-469) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, the first Navy ship named for Lieutenant Edwin J. De Haven USN (1819–1865). De Haven was the first Fletcher-class ship lost in World War II, having been in commission only 133 days. De Haven was laid down by the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath, Maine on 27 September 1941, launched on 28 June 1942 by Miss H. N.

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Located at -8.96, 160.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, Fletcher-class destroyers of the United States Navy, Ships built in Maine, Ships sunk by aircraft, Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Pennsylvania-related ships, World War II destroyers of the United States