St. Helena and Ascension

St. Helena and Ascension locationSaint Helena is a very tiny island almost 2,000 km off the west coast of Africa. Its dependent, Ascension, is a burnt out volcano located over 1,000 km north-west.

Saint Helena has seen a lot of troublemakers who got kicked out of other places, including Napoleon, some Zulu chiefs, and an ex-sultan of Zanzibar.

Ascension has a population of over 1,000 people who live with lots of sea turtles and birds. Their main source of income is phosphates and bird poo.

Saint Helena | Ascension Island

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  • Africa
  • St. Helena and Ascension

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