Saint Helena

What is Saint Helena known for?


low annual

between falls per year on the higher ground and the south coast, where it is also noticeably cloudier.


title education

There are three primary schools – Harford Primary School, Pilling Primary

; )and a mobile library service which operates in the rural areas on a weekly basis.


quot role

countries country_profile.cfm?cid sh&type short&lng en Saint Helena Whilst in India, the British Army nominally re-classified the 17th as lancers, Fortescue (1895), p. 121 and added "lancers" as a subtitle to its regimental designation in 1822. The 17th did not learn of its new status until 1823, when, during a stopover at Saint Helena on its journey back to Britain, a copy

of the Army List (British Army List) was obtained. Although the weapon's use had endured in parts of continental Europe, Featherstone, Donald F. (1978), ''Weapons and Equipment of the Victorian Soldier'', p. 53 the lance had not been in British employ for more than a century. Adjutant General's Office (1841), ''Historical records of the British Army'', Issue 9, p. 50 Its reintroduction by the Prince Frederick, Duke of York


term population

Majesty’s Government on 22 April 1834 under the Government of India Act 1833, now called the Saint Helena Act 1833" (Schedule Preamble) Subsequent administrative cost-cutting triggered the start of a long-term population decline whereby those who could afford to do so tended to leave the island for better opportunities elsewhere. The latter half of the 19th century saw the advent of steam ships not reliant on trade winds, as well as the diversion of Far East trade away from


contribution important

: www.birdlife.org contribution Important Bird Areas accessdate 9 November 2012 work BirdLife data zone publisher BirdLife International year 2012 On the basis of these endemics and an exceptional range of habitats, Saint Helena is on the United Kingdom's tentative list for future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


shooting sports

; Sport Sports played on the island include association football, cricket, volleyball, tennis, golf, motocross, shooting sports and yachting. Saint Helena has sent teams to a number (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha at the Commonwealth Games) of Commonwealth Games. Saint Helena is a member of the International Island Games Association. Island Games St Helena profile<


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exceptional range

: www.birdlife.org contribution Important Bird Areas accessdate 9 November 2012 work BirdLife data zone publisher BirdLife International year 2012 On the basis of these endemics and an exceptional range of habitats, Saint Helena is on the United Kingdom's tentative list for future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


service life

to Tenerife and Portland (Isle of Portland), UK. It berths in James Bay, St Helena approximately thirty times per year. The RMS ''Saint Helena'' was due for decommissioning in 2010. However, its service life has been extended indefinitely until the airstrip


white metal

Helena . It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. The stadium holds 2,000 and was built in 1970. Replenishment The ''Pinguin'' received orders to rendezvous with the ''Kormoran'' (German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran) to the south of Saint Helena on 25 February in order to deliver 210 kilos of the white metal WM80. The ''Pinguin'' headed south past Prince Edward Island and Crozet Island. The ''Pinguin'' rendezvoused with the ''Komet'' (German auxiliary cruiser Komet) 120 miles east of the Kerguelen Islands on 12 March. The ''Adjutant'' was sent ahead to take soundings at the entrances to the various bays and inlets of the Islands so that the ''Pinguin'' could steer clear rocks. The ''Pinguin'' followed the ''Adjutant'' into Gazelle Bay the sheltered natural harbour at Port Couvreux and tied up alongside the her on 13 March. The ''Komet'' departed on 14 March. The replenishment of the ''Pinguin'' began and one of the first items to be hoisted out of the ''Alstertor''

Saint Helena

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The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1502. One of the most remote islands in the world, it was for centuries an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. Napoleon was imprisoned there in exile by the British, as were Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (for leading a Zulu army (Zulu people) against British rule) and more than 5,000 Boers taken prisoner during the Second Boer War.

Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation, and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. Richard Grove, ''Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860'' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 309-379 This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualization of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

Saint Helena is Britain's second oldest remaining of the British Overseas Territories, after Bermuda.

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