Flag of Saint Helena

Flag of Saint Helena

  • Officially » Saint Helena
  • Capital » Jamestown


  • Population » 4,534 (2016)
  • Largest City » Half Tree Hollow
  • Currency » Saint Helena pound


  • Saint Helena is the UK‘s second-oldest overseas territory after Bermuda.


Location of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean

Location of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean

  • Saint Helena is a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha.
  • Saint Helena measures about 16 by 8 kilometres (10 by 5 mi)
  • It is located some 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the coast of southwestern Africa, and 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the South American coast.
    • It is one of the most isolated islands in the world


  • Probably not in my lifetime.
    • Most likely not an overland destination, limited by the vehicles currently available.
      • Specifically, limited by ability to carry sufficient fuel to travel 2,000 kms, plus reserves.
      • Sails and rigging have had limited success with overland vehicles and are not a viable option under these conditions.
      • Concentrated exposure the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean would accelerate any rust on the truck’s frame.

Last Updated on March 13, 2021