History of St Helena
Geography of St HelenaTotal size is 413 sq km, slightly more than twice the size of Washington DC. World region is Africa. These islands have resulted from volcanic activity associated with Atlantic Mid ocean ridge. The lowest point is Atlantic ocean, and the highest point is Queen Mary's Peak on Tristan da Gunha 2062m, Green mountain on Ascension island 859 meter. St. Helena is halfway between Namibia and Brazil. There are steep barren cliffs at coast and deep valleys towards the center of island. There are many seasonal streams and falls.The island is good for hiking.
Climate of St HelenaDespite the island's locality within the tropics, its climate is kept mild and equable by the South east trade winds. The trade winds blow from high to low making the weather so changeable, a dull rainy morning can often lead onto a bright sunny afternoon. The hottest months are from January to March. The coldest are between June and September. Rains usually fall from late march to early May.
Tourist Attraction in St HelenaSaint Helena's attractions are - 1. Jacob's Ladder (a 699-steps staircase)
2. Museum of St. Helena
3. Castle and its garden
4. Longwood House(believed to be Napolean's abode in exile)
5. Sandy bay
6. Lot's wife ponds.
Major cities in St. Helena are Jamestown, Georgetown, Edinburgh.
Other places in St. Helena are Apple cottage, Botleys Lay, Brook hill, Ceymstaun, Coffee grove, East Lodge Bevans, Virgin's Hall, Rock farm, Pink Grove, Tristan Island settlement, Longwood etc.
Famous Hotels in St HelenaFamous hotels are- The wine country inn, Meadowood Napa Valley, Harvest inn, Wydown hotel, Southbridge Napa valley, El Bonita Motel, Eagle and rose hotel, Hotel saint Helena.
St Helena CuisinePopular dishes on the island include British Sunday roast, curry, black pudding, pumpkin stew and fishcakes. Fish and rice are staple foods. Pilau is a spiced curried rice with meat or fish. Fruits are pumpkin, coconut and banana. Coffee is widely taken and the island also produces a special distilled drink called Tungi spirit.
St Helena CultureSaint Helena has a small population. In recent years the population has reduced as most "Saints" as they are known have migrated to UK or work on the Falklands, Ascension islands and Germany for job opportunities. Many saints are returning for employment opportunities that the airport construction is bringing. "Saints" are mainly descendants from European planters, Chinese workers, and slaves from Madagascar, Asia and Africa. "Saints" are known for their friendliness and hospitable nature.
International Airports in St HelenaSaint Helena does not have an airport, but Saint Helena airport is underway. Airport is proposed to open in 2016.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015