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Volcanic in origin Ascension lies midway between Africa and South America just below the Equator.
Situated at
7° 57'S and 14° 22'W,  it is only 34 miles² (98km²) in size. Pop (1998 712)
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General Category | 21-12-07 06:13 GMT | Posted by Ian Chicken
Volcanic in origin with 44 dormant craters and is mainly basalt lava flows and cinder cones, though Green Mountain does have a lot of vegetation on it.
This is the highest point at some 2817ft (853m) above sea level. The peak is the top of a mountain that is some 10,000ft (3048m) in height rising from the depth's just west of the Atlantic ridge

The climate is subtropical. With temperatures at sea level are approximately 68-88º F (20-3 C) and about 10º F less on Green Mountain. Showers do occur throughout the year with slightly heavier rains in the January-April period.

Language: English
Government: Dependency of St helena
Currency: St helena Pound, US Dollar
Dialing Code: +247
Internet TLD: .ac
Time Zone: GMT

There are five main settlements on the Island. 
  1. Georgetown the administrative "capital" and port.
  2. Two Boats village three miles inland and situated at 600 ft (181m) above sea Level.
  3. Traveller's Hill is where the RAF garrison used to be based; 
  4. Cat Hill is the US Base area.
  5. Residency, the farm and some cottages on Green Mountain

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