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Ascension Island – Map & Details


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

Languages: English

Official Currency: Pound Sterling

Population: 950 (estimated)

Land Area: 145 sq km (55.9 sq miles)

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.