Status: British dependent territory, claimed 1653. A part of St. Helena and the Dependencies, including Ascension, Tristan da Cunha and a few smaller islands. (UK)
Capital: City Jamestown
Coordinates: 15° 56 S, 5° 42 W
Location: Description Approximately 1,100 miles directly west of Luanda, Angola, Africa – about 2,000 miles east of Brazil, South America
Climate: Tropical conditions with constant trade winds
Terrain: Volcanic island with a very rugged landscape. Some of the surrounding cliffs exceed 1000 ft.
Currency: St. Helenian Pound
Land Area: 135 sq km (52.1 sq miles)