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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: God Save the Queen
StatusOverseas territory of the United Kingdom
CapitalJamestown
15°56′S5°43′W / 15.933°S 5.717°W / -15.933; -5.717
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym
  • St. Helenian (for those who are from St Helena)
  • Ascensionian (for those who are from Ascension)
  • Tristanian (for thosewho are from Tristan da Cunha)
GovernmentBritish Overseas Territory
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - GovernorMark Andrew Capes
 - Administrator of Ascension IslandColin Wells
 - Administrator of Tristan da CunhaSean Burns
 - Responsible Ministera (UK)Mark SimmondsMP
Dependent territory of the United Kingdom
 - St Helena charter granted1657 
 - East India Company rule ends22 April 1834[1] 
 - Ascension added12 September 1922 
 - Tristan da Cunha added12 January 1938 
 - Current constitution1 September 2009 
Area
 - Total420 km2
162 sq mi
Population
 - 2012 census7,728 (219th)
 - Density13.4/km2
34.7/sq mi
Currency (SHP)
Time zoneGMT (UTC+0)
Drives on theleft
Calling code
ISO 3166 codeSH
Internet TLD
a.For the Overseas Territories.
b.Tristan da Cunha.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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