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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Flag of the United Kingdom
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
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
Parts Saint Helena
 Ascension Island
 Tristan da Cunha
Leaders
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • GovernorLisa Phillips
 • Administrator of Ascension IslandMarc Holland[2]
 • Administrator of Tristan da CunhaAlex Mitham
Established as a dependency of the United Kingdom
 • St Helena charter granted1657 
 • East India Company rule ended22 April 1834[3] 
 • Ascension added12 September 1922 
 • Tristan da Cunha added12 January 1938 
 • Current constitution1 September 2009 
Area
 • Total394 km2
152 sq mi
Population
 • 2014 census7,729 (219th)
 • Density13.4/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
a.For the Overseas Territories.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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