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Tristan da Cunha

Details

Status British dependent territory, claimed 1653
A part of St. Helena and the Dependencies, including Ascension, St. Helena and a few smaller islands.

Important Town Edinburgh

Coordinates 37° 5 south, 12° 15 west

Location Description Approximately 1,800 miles directly west of Cape Town, South Africa - about 2,150 miles southeast of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Climate Temperate, mild conditions with constant trade winds

Terrain Volcanic island with a very rugged landscape

Languages English

Official Currency Pound Sterling

Population 310

Land Area 65 sq km (25 sq miles)

Maps

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.