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Status British dependent territory, claimed 1653.
A part of St. Helena and the Dependencies, including St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and a few smaller islands.
Important town Georgetown
Coordinates 7° 55 south, 14° 19 west
Location Description Approximately 1,800 miles northwest of Luanda, Angola, Africa - about 1,450 miles east of Brazil, South America
Climate Tropical conditions with constant trade winds
Terrain Volcanic island
Official Currency Pound Sterling
Population 950 (estimated)
Land Area 145 sq km (55.9 sq miles)
Ascension Web Cam here
Ascension History here