Santa Isabel Island

Santa Isabel (formerly also Ysabel ) is an island of the province of Isabel the Pacific island nation of the Solomon Islands. It is located between the islands of Choiseul and Malaita and is bordered to the south-west New Georgia archipelago.

The densely forested island is of volcanic origin and is part of the chain of islands in the southern Solomon Islands. The elongated, nearly 3000 km ² large island extends from north to south-east over a length of 200 kilometers, but is on average only 22 kilometers wide.

Capital is Buala, located on the southeast coast of the island.

Santa Isabel belonged, like the neighboring islands of the province, from 1886 to Samoa contract to the German colonial empire in the Pacific. In 1899 she was the United Kingdom.