Saint Helena

The country of Saint Helena is an island nation which has been named after St. Helena of Constantinople. The island is of volcanic origin and is a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean. The place is famous for being the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled and later died. The island nation has a relatively small population and most of the inhabitants are descendants of people who came to the island long ago from Western and southern Africa, British Isles, and Scandinavia. Fifty percent of the inhabitants of the island are Black/African, twenty five percent Chinese and twenty five percent white.

Saint Helena consists of three islands and has a total area of 410 square kilo meters. Each island has its own rugged geography due to its volcanic origin. Another important fact about the island group is the fact that it is one of the most isolated places in the world. It is located more than 200 km from the nearest major landmass. Since thee is no airport in the nation the only current means of transportation is through ships.

Christianity is the main religion in the island nation. The official language of Saint Helena is English. The capital of the country is Jamestown.

The economy of the nation is pretty weak now and the nation is almost entirely sustained by aid from London. The tourist industry in the island is one of the thriving businesses in the place. The island also produces the supposedly most expensive coffee. The island has its own bank, Bank of St. Helena. The local currency of the island is saint Helenian pound.

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