The Island of St Helena, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the South Atlantic Ocean, is of volcanic origin and has an area of 47 square miles. It is almost 5,000 miles from the UK, 700 miles south-east of Ascension Island, and 1,900 miles NNW from South Africa (Cape Town). The island’s total population is around 4,000, of whom about 900 live in the capital, Jamestown.
Its map coordinates are 5°45’00”W, 15°58’49”S
St. Helena is only 16 by 8 kilometres, or 121 square km, which makes it one of the world’s smallest inhabited islands.