|Full name||Saint Helena|
|Currency||Saint Helenian pound|
|Religion||Christianity, Anglican, Roman Catholic.|
|National Anthem||God Save the King/Queen|
|Newspaper||Islander, St. Helena Herald, Tristan Times|
|Places to Visit||Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, White Barn, Beringer Vineyards, Silverado Museum, Crane Park and much more.|
|Transport||Travel to St. Helena, which just takes an hour and a half through car from access to three chief airports of the region, which are San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. Travel through vine, which is the sole public transport while traveling to Napa Valley.|
|Shopping||Wine, handicrafts, jewelry.|
The Saint Helena Island is constituted with cliffs that are well blended with valleys, which are natively referred to as guts that incline from the ridges. Glance through the rocky coastline merged with subtropical grasslands, where the inscribed beauty can take a traveler to innumerable heights and views.
Location Of Saint Helena
Saint Helena is a beautiful island nestled along the region of South Atlantic Ocean, lying in the midst of South America and Africa. The province of Ascension Island is placed towards the northwestern region, which is approximately about 700 mm away from it. While Tristan da Cunha is situated about the southwestern part of Saint Helena, which is at a distance of about 2300 mm.
Physical Map Of Saint Helena
Saint Helena covers a total land space of about 410 km², and is constituted with three chief islands namely Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.
Saint Helena is known to possess a rocky-based volcanic terrain especially marking the coastal area. Most of the areas are covered with dense sub tropical forest where the temperature is humid in nature.
Ascension Island is made of a single chief island and numerous unoccupied satellite islands namely the Boatswain Bird Island, Boatswain Bird Rock, White Rocks, and Tartar Rock.
Watch out for high volcanic peaks ascending from the mid-Atlantic Ridge named as the Green Mountain, where the black lava, streams downward to the majestic shoreline that is covered by white sand from all ends.
Tristan da Cunha is hilly and volcanic in nature where the highest peaks being the Queen Mary's Peak that stands at a height of 2,060 m.
Climate Of Saint Helena
The Climatic condition of Saint Helena is controlled by Equatorial and by the South Atlantic High Pressure weather where the annual down pouring varies between 175 to 1050 mm. March to July are the two months that experiences heavy showering while October to November are dry in temperament. St Helena positions itself along the South East Trade Wind Belt, with regular wind constantly flowing within the area throughout the year. The province gets about two hours of constant sunshine during the daytime, while being affected with the rise in humidity.
Flora And Fauna Of Saint Helena
Among the widespread floras of St Helena one may catch sight of species like the insular arborescent Asteraceae that belong to the sunflower family. Other popular species of the region are St Helena redwood and St Helena ebony, which has no relation with the redwood trees of California that belong to the Cocoa family. Saint Helena can be divided into three chief vegetation zones which includes:
The tree-fern thicket (along the central ridge, the highest elevated area)
The Pastures (along the middle elevated area), and
The barren and eroded zone (along the lower elevated area).
Watch out for native plant like gumwoods can also be sighted within the region. The worldly fauna of St. Helena is constituted with different variety of birds. The Wirebird is the sole national land bird existing here that breed along the region of Deadwood Plain. Sight the giant earwig Labidura herculeana bird in this region, which is slowly getting extinct day by day.
Birds that can be commonly seen here are Ascension Frigate Birds, Brown and Masked Boobie, Red Footed, Shearwaters, Boatswain Birds, Wideawake Tern and Petrels.