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Saint Helena
"Loyal and Unshakable"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Unofficial anthem: "My Saint Helena Island"
Topographic map of Saint Helena
Map of Saint Helena
Location of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean
Location of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Colonial charter1657
Crown colony22 April 1834[1]
Current constitution1 September 2009
15°56′S 05°43′W / 15.933°S 5.717°W / -15.933; -5.717
Largest cityHalf Tree Hollow
15°56′0″S 5°43′12″W / 15.93333°S 5.72000°W / -15.93333; -5.72000
Official languagesEnglish
  • Saint Helenian
  • Helenian
  • Saint (informally)
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
Philip Rushbrook
LegislatureLegislative Council
Government of the United Kingdom
• Minister
Tariq Ahmad
• Total
121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,684 ft (818 m)
• 2016 census
• Density
37.5/km2 (97.1/sq mi)
CurrencySaint Helena pound (£) (SHP)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (GMT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+290
UK postcode
ISO 3166 codeSH-HL
Internet TLD.sh

St. Helena

Saint Helena is a British possession located in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a remote volcanic tropical island lying some 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the coast of southwestern Africa, and 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro on the South American coast. It is one of three constituent parts of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.