Tristan da Cunha
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
Official Currency Pound Sterling
Land Area 65 sq km (25 sq miles)
Tristan da Cunha Map here
Tristan da Cunha History here
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