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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Flag of the United Kingdom of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Location of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Location of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
StatusBritish Overseas Territory
CapitalJamestown[1]
15°56′S005°43′W / 15.933°S 5.717°W / -15.933; -5.717
Largest settlementHalf Tree Hollow
15°56′0″S5°43′12″W / 15.93333°S 5.72000°W / -15.93333; -5.72000
Official languagesEnglish
ReligionChristians 96.5%
Irreligious 3.3%
Other 0.2%[2]
Parts Saint Helena
 Ascension Island
 Tristan da Cunha
Leaders
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Lisa Phillips
Marc Holland[3]
Alex Mitham
Established as a dependency of the United Kingdom
• St Helena charter granted
1657
• East India Company rule ended
22 April 1834[4]
• Ascension added
12 September 1922
• Tristan da Cunha added
12 January 1938
• Current constitution
1 September 2009
Area
• Total
394 km2 (152 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 census
5,633[5]
• Density
13.4/km2 (34.7/sq mi)
Currency
Time zoneGMT(UTC​)
Drives on theleft
Calling code
  • +290(Saint Helena & Tristan)
  • +247(Ascension)
ISO 3166 codeSH
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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