St Helena

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


St Helena, of volcanic origin, is 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa. Area, 47 sq. miles (121·7 sq. km), with a cultivable area of about 600 acres (243 hectares). The port of the island is Jamestown. Population (1977), 5,216. Births, 105; deaths, 54; marriages, 36.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • John Paxton

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