Quick Data on Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
|Long Name||Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha|
|Total Area||394 sq km|
Geography of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
As a country in Africa, with coordinates at Saint Helena: 15 57 S, 5 42 W; Ascension Island: 7 57 S, 14 22 W; Tristan da Cunha island group: 37 15 S, 12 30 W, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha neighbors n/a. The terrain in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is described as the islands of this group are of volcanic origin associated with the Atlantic Mid-Ocean RidgeSaint Helena: rugged, volcanic; small scattered plateaus and plains; Ascension: surface covered by lava flows and cinder cones of 44 dormant volcanoes; terrain rises to the east; Tristan da Cunha: sheer cliffs line the coastline of the nearly circular island; the flanks of the central volcanic peak are deeply dissected; narrow coastal plain lies between The Peak and the coastal cliffs, with an average elevation point of n/a. The climate of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Saint Helena: tropical marine; mild, tempered by trade winds; Ascension Island: tropical marine; mild, semi-arid; Tristan da Cunha: temperate marine; mild, tempered by trade winds (tends to be cooler than Saint Helena).
|Surface Total||394 sq km|
|Land Surface||122 sq km|
|Water Surface||0 sq km|
|Land Boundaries||0 km|
|Lowest Elevation Point||n/a|
|Highest Elevation Point||Queen Mary’s Peak on Tristan da Cunha 859 m; Green Mountain on Ascension Island 818 m; Mount Actaeon on Saint Helena Island 2,060 m|
Resources of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
The country enjoys many types of natural resources, with the main ones being fish, lobster. The agricultural land occupies 30.80% of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, while the land covered with forests is estimated at 5.10%.
|Percent of Total Land||Surface Sq km||Data|
|Agricultural Land||30.80%||38 sq km||2011 est.|
|Irrigated Land||0 sq km||2012|
|Forest Land||5.10%||6 sq km||2011 est.|
|Other Land||64.10%||78 sq km||2011 est.|
Population of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
The population of the country is estimated at 7,862 people, with the biggest urban area having 1,000 JAMESTOWN (capital) (2018). Known as Saint Helenian(s), the people from Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha come from diversified ethnic groups such as African descent 50%, white 25%, Chinese 25%. The official language is English. Religions: 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.).
|Birth Rate||9.4 births / 1000 population (2020 est.)|
|Death Rate||8.3 deaths / 1000 population (2020 est.)|
|Urban Population||40.10% of total population (2020)|
|Physicians Density||n/a physicians/1,000 population (n/a)|
|Hospital Beds Density||n/a beds/1,000 population (n/a)|
Governing Type of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a parliamentary democracy. The legal system makes use of English common law and local statutes.
|Governing Type||parliamentary democracy|
|Citizenship by Birth||see United Kingdom|
|Citizenship by Descent||n/a|
|Residency Requirement for Naturalization||n/a|
|Suffrage Vote||18 years of age|
Economy of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
From a population total of 7,862, the labor force is 2,486 (1998 est.). The main products in agriculture are: coffee, corn, potatoes, vegetables; fish, lobster; livestock; timber. Among the main industries considerable for the economy are: construction, crafts (furniture, lacework, fancy woodwork), fishing, collectible postage stamps. Its exports cover fish (frozen, canned, and salt-dried skipjack, tuna), coffee, handicrafts. The main import products are: food, beverages, tobacco, fuel oils, animal feed, building materials, motor vehicles and parts, machinery and parts.
|Exports||$19 million (2004 est.)|
|Imports||$20.53 million (2010 est.)|
|GDP / Capita||$7,800 (FY09/10 est.)|
|Electricity Production||7 million kWh (2016 est.)|
|Internet Penetration Rate||23.10% (July 2016 est.)|
For latest imports and exports data we recommend checking the website for the National Bank of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, statistics sectio