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Suputovu in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is a place in Solomon Islands - some 27 mi (or 43 km) South-East of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Suputovu is now 03:57 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tutumu, Tumumbosa, Tenadhugha, Suputovu, Sirokakara or Buala. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Lame, Kolochulu and Haisavoria. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location


Guadalcanal (Isatabu) is a tropical island in the South-Western Pacific. The largest island in the Solomons, it was discovered by the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568. The name comes from Guadalcanal, a village in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain, birthplace of Pedro de Ortega Valencia, a member of Mendaña's expedition. During 1942-43 it was the scene of bitter fighting between Japanese and American troops; the American forces were ultimately victorious.

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Located at -9.59, 160.31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Guadalcanal, Islands of the Solomon Islands

Gold Ridge (mine)

Gold Ridge is a mine on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, about 30 km south east of the capital Honiara. The Gold Ridge mine was operated by Ross Mining N.L. and Delta Gold Ltd between 1998 and 2000 but had to be abandoned because of civil unrest. In 2003 it was acquired from the political risk insurers by Australian Solomons Gold. Allied Gold acquired the company in 2010 and subsequently rebuilt the mine. Production was restarted at the end of 2010.

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Located at -9.59, 160.31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Gold mines in the Solomon Islands, Surface mines in the Solomon Islands

Actions along the Matanikau

The Actions along the Matanikau—sometimes referred to as the Second and Third Battles of the Matanikau—were two separate but related engagements, which took place in the months of September and October 1942, among a series of engagements between the United States and Imperial Japanese naval and ground forces around the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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Located at -9.59, 160.31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1942 in the Solomon Islands, Battles and operations of World War II involving the Solomon Islands, Battles of World War II involving Japan, Battles of World War II involving the United States, Conflicts in 1942, Military history of Japan during World War II, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, United States Marine Corps in World War II

Lengo Channel

In the Solomon Islands, the waters between the Florida Islands and Taivu Point on the northeast of Guadalcanal are divided by reefs into (from north to south) Nggela Channel, Sealark Channel, and Lengo Channel. They connect Ironbottom Sound to the west with Indispensable Strait to the east.

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Located at -9.59, 160.31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Straits of the Solomon Islands

USS Seminole (AT-65)

USS Seminole (AT-65), the third ship named Seminole of the United States Navy, was a Navajo-class fleet tug whose task was to travel with the fleet and provide towing services as required. Seminole was laid down on 16 December 1938 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Staten Island, New York; launched on 15 September 1939; sponsored by Miss Grace Svenningsen, daughter of the Foreman Carpenter at the Staten Island Yard; and commissioned on 8 March 1940, Lt. Comdr. William G.

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Located at -9.59, 160.31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:1939 ships, Cherokee-class fleet tugs, Ships built in New York, World War II auxiliary ships of the United States