The island’s only inhabitants are people who work on the island
There is no indigenous or permanent population
Currency: Saint Helena pound
Time zone: UTC (GMT)
Area: 88 km2 (34 sq mi)
Ascension Island is located south of the Equator in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Roughly halfway between the horn of South America and Africa.
About 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from Brazil
The island is a communications centre for the BBC, the Royal Air Force, the US Air Force, and the European Space Agency.
It also hosts a ground antenna that assist in the operation of the GPS navigational system.
Ascension was not continually inhabited until 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned on St Helena.
The British occupied Ascension to prevent the French from using the Island as an escape.
The Victoria Marines worked to make the Island habitable, introducing a variety of plants and animals. Buildings, which still stand, were erected up the Mountain and in the Garrison, now called Georgetown.
British sovereignty was never challenged.
Adventure awaits, but almost zero possibility to overland.
Thou distances from landmasses are less, similar overland limitations exist to Saint Helena
It’s a one way ticket.
Take the long way. Take care of one another and enjoy the ride!