St Helena Island is situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, at 15° 56' South and 5° 45' West. The nearest land is Ascension Island, which is 703 miles (1,125km) to the North West. It is 1,200 miles (1,950km) from the South-West coast of Africa and 1,800 miles (2,900km) from the coast of South America.
A 47 square mile island, it is one of the remotest settled islands in the world. A sub-tropical paradise, it is also one of the most spectacular as far as contrast goes.
St Helena is 10.5 miles long and 6.5 mile