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St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Chunha

Facts & Figures

Map of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Chunha
  • Status: Overseas territory

    Governor: Mark Andrew Capes (2011)

    Total area: 158 sq mi (410 sq km)

    Population (2012 est.): 7,728 (growth rate: 0.35%); birth rate: 10.48/1000; infant mortality rate: 15.8/1000; life expectancy: 78.91; density per sq mi: 34.7

    Capital (2008 est.): Jamestown, 714

    Monetary unit: Saint Helena pound

    Language: English

    Ethnicity/race: African descent 50%, white 25%, Chinese 25%

    Literacy rate: 97% (1987 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP: (1998 est.): $18 million; per capita $2,500. Inflation: 3.2% (1997 est.). Unemployment: 14% (1998 est.). Exports: $19 million f.o.b. (2004 est.). Imports: $45 million c.i.f. (2004 est.).

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 3,000 (2009). Radio broadcast stations: Saint Helena: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 Ascension: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1 (2007). Television broadcast stations: 0 (3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF) (2005). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 6,724 (2010). Internet users: 900: note - includes Ascension Island (2009).

    Transportation: Highways: total: 198 km (Saint Helena 138 km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 20 km) paved: 168 km (Saint Helena 118 km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km) unpaved: 30 km (Saint Helena 20 km, Ascension 0 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km) (2002). Airports: 1 (2012).

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