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Jamestown - Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Jamestown - Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Jamestown

Jamestown is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, located on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is also the historic main settlement of the island and is on its north-western coast.
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SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA

Africa

SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA

Africa

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Capital: Jamestown

Location: islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about midway between South America and Africa; Ascension Island lies 1,300 km (800 mi) northwest of Saint Helena; Tristan da Cunha lies 4,300 km (2,700 mi) southwest of Saint Helena

Government: Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

Currency: Saint Helenian pounds (SHP)

Area: 394 sq km

Population: 7,915 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English

Religion: Protestant 75.9% (includes Anglican 68.9, Baptist 2.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.8%, Salvation Army 1.7%, New Apostolic 1.4%), Jehovah's Witness 4.1%, Roman Catholic 1.2%, other 2.5% (includes Baha'i), unspecified 0.8%, none 6.1%, no response 9.4% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC 0

Tel Code: +290

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