Geography of Saint Helena – The Ultimate Free Guide 2021

  • Saint Helena is a British possession located in the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • It is a remote volcanic tropical island lying some 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the coast of southwestern Africa, and 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro on the South American coast.
  • It is one of three constituent parts of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
  • It is one of the most remote islands in the world and was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in 1502.

Geography of Saint Helena


Geography of Saint Helena
Fig: Wikipedia

Region:

South Atlantic Ocean

Area:

121 Km2

Capital:

Jamestown

Population:

6,077

Bordering Countries:

South America and Africa

Largest city:

Half Tree Hollow

Geographical Coordinates:

15.9650° S, 5.7089° W

World Region or Continent:

Africa

General Terrain:

  • Volcanic terrain, with small scattered plateaus and plains, with the largest area of level ground on the island being Prosperous Bay Plain in the eastern arid area.

Density:

37.5/km2

Geographical High Point:

2,684 ft

Climate:

18° / 14°

Major cities:

  • Half Tree Hollow
  • Longwood
  • wikipedia article, Saint Helena
  • Georgetown
  • Levelwood
  • Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

Volcanoes of Saint Helena

  • Saint Helena
  • St. Helena Seamount chain
  • Diana’s Peak
  • St. Helena hotspot

Major Lakes:

  • Harmony Boat Rentals
  • Lake Berryessa
  • Hooked Guide Services
  • Pond Systems
  • Waterworks Industries Inc

Famous Places:

  • Long wood House
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Diana’s park

Natural Resources:

Saint Helena possesses fish as a main natural resource.

Currency

Saint Helena pound (£) (SHP).

Sovereign state:

United Kingdom

Crown colony:

22 April 1834

Current constitution:

1 September 2009

Mountain Ranges:

  • Name: Mount Saint Helena
  • Elevation: 4,342 ft (1,323 m)
  • Prominence: 1,823 ft (556 m)

Cities of Saint Helena:

  • Jamestown
  • Haytown
  • Half Tree Hollow
  • Ladder Hill
  • Saint Paul’s
  • Briars Village
  • Barren Ground
  • Broadbottom
  • Blue Hill Village
  • Levelwood
  • Longwood
  • Hutt’s Gate
  • Bamboo Hedge
  • New Ground
  • Thompson’s Hill

Facts about Saint Helena:

  1. Saint Helena is in the South Atlantic, 2,500 miles east of Brazil, 1,200 miles west of Africa. It covers an area of just 47 square miles.
  2. The Portuguese discovered Saint Helena in 1502 but from 1676 it was governed by the British East India Company.
  3. Saint Helena is now Britain’s second oldest remaining Overseas Territory, after Bermuda.
  4. The comet discoverer Edmond Halley set up an observatory on Saint Helena in 1676.
  5. Napoleon had high praise for the coffee on Saint Helena.
  6. Charles Darwin had a five-day stopover on Saint Helena when sailing on The Beagle in 1836 and he described the island as “a curious little world within itself”.

See Also:
World Map

References:

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