Saint Helena BASIC INFOMATION
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Saint Helena Introduction
Saint Helena Island (Saint Helena), with an area of 121 square kilometers and a population of 5661 (2008). It is a volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It belongs to the United Kingdom. It is 1950 kilometers from the west coast of Africa and 3400 kilometers from the east coast of South America. The island of Saint Helena and the Tristan da Cunha Islands to the south form the British colony of Saint Helena. Mainly people of mixed race. Residents speak English and believe in Christianity. The capital of Jamestown. The famous Napoleon was exiled here until his death.
The geographical location of St. Helena is 15°56' south latitude and 5°42' west longitude. The main island of St. Helena is 121 square kilometers, Ascension Island 91 square kilometers, and Tristan da Cunha Island 104 square kilometers.
All the islands belonging to St. Helena are volcanic islands, and the volcano on Tristan da Cunha is still active today. The highest point of the main island of St. Helena is 823 meters (Diana's Peak), and the highest point on Tristan da Cunha (and also the highest point of the entire colony) is 2060 meters (Queen Mary's Peak). The terrain is rugged and mountainous, and the highest point is Xihuo Aktaion Mountain at an altitude of 823 meters. The climate is mild throughout the year, with annual precipitation of 300-500 mm in the west and 800 mm in the east.
The main island of St. Helena has a mild tropical maritime climate, and the Tristan da Cunha Islands has a mild temperate maritime climate.
There are 40 kinds of plants on St. Helena that are not found elsewhere. Ascension Island is a breeding ground for sea turtles.
South Atlantic island, a British colony, 1950 kilometers west of the southwest coast of Africa. Covering an area of 122 square kilometers, the longest point is 17 kilometers from southwest to northeast, and the widest point is 10 kilometers. Jamestown (Jamestown) is its capital and port. Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are islands.
The Governor of St. Helena is appointed by the King or Queen of England. There are 15 representatives in the local council who are elected by the islanders for a term of four years. The highest judicial body is the Supreme Court.
St. Helena is completely dependent on British funding. In 1998, the British government provided 5 million pounds of economic assistance to the island. The main industries on the island are fishery, animal husbandry and handicrafts. Many islanders left St. Helena to find a livelihood elsewhere.
The arable land and afforestation land are less than 1/3 of the island area. The main crops are potatoes, corn and vegetables. Sheep, goats, cattle and pigs are also raised. There is no mineral deposits and basically no industry. Some locally produced wood is used in construction and the manufacture of fine wood products and furniture. There is a fishing industry in the sea around the island, which mainly catches tuna, most of which are frozen and stored in the nearby cold storage, and the rest are dried and pickled on the island. Basically all products are exported. Imported commodities include food, fuel, automobiles, electrical equipment, machinery, clothing and cement. The economy is largely dependent on development assistance provided by the British government. The main economic activities are fishing, livestock breeding and handicrafts. Developed the wood processing industry. Rich fishery resources.
In 1990, the gross national product was $18.5 million. The currency unit is the St. Helena pound, which is equivalent to the British pound. It mainly exports fish, handicrafts and wool, and imports food, beverages, tobacco, feed, building materials, machinery and equipment, and automobiles. There were 98 kilometers of asphalt road in 1990. There is no railway or airport, and foreign exchanges mainly rely on shipping. The only port, Jamestown, has a good berthing area for ships and sea passenger and cargo services to the UK and South Africa. There is a highway system on the island.