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ID: 7005277
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 57 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -15.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 005 42 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -5.7000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises island of Saint Helena and several others in the south Atlantic; main island sighted by Portuguese on feast of St. Helen in 1502; English visited in 1588, Dutch in 17th century; Africans brought here as slaves by British East India Company 17th century; official language is English. Formerly, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha were dependencies of Saint Helena. In 2009, each island was given equal status, and grouped as an overseas territory.

Names:
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (preferred,C,V,English-P,U)  ............ name changed in 2011
Sainte-Hélène, Ascension et Tristan da Cunha (C,V,French-P,U)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha (C,V)
Saint Helena (H,V,English,U,N)
Saint Helena and Dependencies (H,V)
St. Helena (H,V)
Sint Helena (H,O)
Santa Helena (H,O)
Sainte-Hélène (H,O)
Sankt Helena (H,O)
Sant'Elena (H,O)
SHN (C,O,ISO3L)
SH (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO654 (C,O,ISO3N)
SH00 (C,O,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)  ........  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)  ............  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities)  ....  British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state)  ........  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  main island under direct British control since 1833, other constituent islands joined by 1932
primary political unit (C)
overseas territory (C)
colony (C)  ............  British, since 1834

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Jamestown .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha) [7005322]

Sources and Contributors:
ISO654..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
Sainte-Hélène..........  [VP]
..........................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 665
Sainte-Hélène, Ascension et Tristan da Cunha..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  ISO Newsletter VI-7 (2010)
Saint Helena..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 554-555
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 805-806
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 319
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1048
Saint Helena and Dependencies..........  [VP]
..................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  ISO Newsletter VI-7 (2010)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha..........  [VP]
..........................................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 January 2013
Sankt Helena..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 508
Santa Helena..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Sant'Elena..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 767
SH..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
SH00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 76
SHN..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
Sint Helena..........  [VP]
.......................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 623
St. Helena..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493; 534
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 554-555
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 805-806
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 665
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 508
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 767
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 9 January 2013
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 319
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 623
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 76
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1048
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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