The Western Province is the largest of the nine provinces of Solomon Islands and is renowned for its beautiful tropical islands and world class diving and snorkelling locations. Beautiful coral reefs, WWII wrecks, eco-tourism lodges and headhunting shrines are other attractions in the province that makes it the biggest tourist destination outside of Honiara.
The province is also renowned as where the American Navy ship, commanded by John F. Kennedy was bombed and sunk by the Japanese during World War II.
Premier: David Gina
Area: 5,475 km2
Population: 76,649 (2009 Census)
Density: 14 / km2
Wards: 26 Wards