Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

  • saint helena, ascension and tristan da cunha
    overseas territory of the united kingdom
    anthem: "god save the queen"
    location of saint helena, ascension and tristan da cunha
    location of saint helena, ascension and tristan da cunha (circled in red)
    sovereign stateunited kingdom
    saint helena colonial charter1657
    crown colony22 april 1834[1]
    ascension added12 september 1922
    tristan da cunha added12 january 1938
    current constitution1 september 2009
    capitaljamestown
    15°56′s 05°43′w / 15°56′s 05°43′w / -15.933; -5.717
    largest cityhalf tree hollow
    15°56′0″s 5°43′12″w / 15°56′0″s 5°43′12″w / -15.93333; -5.72000
    official languagesenglish
    governmentdevolved self-governing dependencies under a constitutional monarchy
    • monarch
    elizabeth ii
    • governor
    philip rushbrook
    • administrator of ascension
    steven chandler
    • tristan da cunha
    sean burns
    • uk government minister
    tariq ahmad
    area
    • total
    394 km2 (152 sq mi)
    highest elevation
    6,765 ft (2,062 m)
    population
    • 2016 census
    5,633[2]
    • density
    13.4/km2 (34.7/sq mi)
    currencysaint helena pound (£) (shp) (saint helena and ascension)
    pound sterling (£) (gbp)
    time zoneutc±00:00 (gmt)
    date formatdd/mm/yyyy
    driving sideleft
    calling code+290 (saint helena and tristan da cunha)
    +247 (ascension)
    +44 20 (tristan da cunha)
    uk postcode
    sthl 1zz (saint helena)
    ascn 1zz (ascension)
    tdcu 1zz (tristan da cunha)
    iso 3166 codesh
    internet tld
    • .sh
    • .ac (ascension only)

    saint helena, ascension and tristan da cunha[3] are british overseas territories located in the south atlantic and consisting of the island of saint helena, ascension island and the archipelago of tristan da cunha including gough island. its name was saint helena and dependencies until 1 september 2009, when a new constitution came into force giving the three islands equal status as three territories, with a grouping under the crown.

  • history
  • geography
  • constitution
  • education
  • religion
  • currency
  • communications
  • flags
  • transport
  • see also
  • references
  • external links

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Location of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Location of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (circled in red)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Saint Helena colonial charter1657
Crown colony22 April 1834[1]
Ascension added12 September 1922
Tristan da Cunha added12 January 1938
Current constitution1 September 2009
CapitalJamestown
15°56′S 05°43′W / 15°56′S 05°43′W / -15.933; -5.717
Largest cityHalf Tree Hollow
15°56′0″S 5°43′12″W / 15°56′0″S 5°43′12″W / -15.93333; -5.72000
Official languagesEnglish
GovernmentDevolved self-governing dependencies under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
Philip Rushbrook
Steven Chandler
Sean Burns
• UK government minister
Tariq Ahmad
Area
• Total
394 km2 (152 sq mi)
Highest elevation
6,765 ft (2,062 m)
Population
• 2016 census
5,633[2]
• Density
13.4/km2 (34.7/sq mi)
CurrencySaint Helena pound (£) (SHP) (Saint Helena and Ascension)
Pound sterling (£) (GBP)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (GMT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+290 (Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha)
+247 (Ascension)
+44 20 (Tristan da Cunha)
UK postcode
STHL 1ZZ (Saint Helena)
ASCN 1ZZ (Ascension)
TDCU 1ZZ (Tristan da Cunha)
ISO 3166 codeSH
Internet TLD

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[3] are British Overseas Territories located in the South Atlantic and consisting of the island of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha including Gough Island. Its name was Saint Helena and Dependencies until 1 September 2009, when a new constitution came into force giving the three islands equal status as three territories, with a grouping under the Crown.