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St. Helena (page 161)

St. Helena is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a Territory of the United Kingdom. The island was discovered on 21 May 1502 by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova and named for Helena of Constantinople. It is one of the most isolated islands in the world. For centuries, it was an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa.

Topographical map of St. Helena

The island is best known for serving as Napoleon Bonaparte's prison after he was exiled in 1815, at the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon was brought to the island in October of 1815, and remained there until his death on May 5th, 1821.

Map showing the location of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean

 

Source for the maps shown here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Helena

For another map showing St. Helena's location in the South Atlantic, go to:

http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/islands/atlantic/sthelena.htm




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