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: 7º 55' south, 14º 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)
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