The economy depends largely on financial assistance from the uk, which will amount to about $27 million in fy06/07 or almost 70% of annual budgetary revenues. the local population earns income from fishing, raising livestock, and sales of handicrafts. because there are few jobs, 25% of the work force has left to seek employment on ascension island, on the falklands, and in the uk.
7,601 note: only saint helena, ascension, and tristan da cunha islands are inhabited (july 2008 est.)
Islands in the south atlantic ocean, about midway between south america and africa; ascension island lies 700 nm northwest of saint helena; tristan da cunha lies 2300 nm southwest of saint helena
Total: 413 sq km land: saint helena island 122 sq km; ascension island 90 sq km; tristan da cunha island group 201 sq km water: 0 sq km
Slightly more than twice the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: none conventional short form: saint helena
Name: jamestown geographic coordinates: 15 56 s, 5 44 w time difference: utc 0 (5 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)