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One of the World’s most isolated islands situated in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, Saint Helena is basically of volcanic origin. With a total landscape area covering 122 square kilometers, Saint Helena was an important stop-over point for ships sailing towards Europe from Asia and South Africa. Presently home to about 4,255 residents, Saint Helena was uninhabited when it was first discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. Extensively used by the British as a place for exile, Saint Helena is now the second oldest remaining British colony, after Bermuda.
Largely dependent on aid from the British government, the failing Saint Helena economy is now being revived by promoting tourism primarily based on Napoleon’s imprisonment. Featuring an exquisite golf course and great possibilities for sport-fishing tourism, the endemic flora and fauna of Saint Helena are simply marvelous. Accessible by boats and ships from Ascension Island, Cape Town and from UK, Saint Helena is yet to build an airport, although plans to have one are announced.