Saint Helena

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Saint He·le·na

 (hə-lē′nə)
A volcanic island in the southern Atlantic Ocean west of Angola. Together with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, it forms the British dependency of Saint Helena, occupied by the British since the mid-1600s. Napoleon was in exile here from 1815 until his death in 1821. Jamestown is the capital.

Saint Helena

(ˌsɛntɪˈliːnə)
n
(Placename) a volcanic island in the SE Atlantic, forming a UK Overseas Territory with its dependencies Tristan da Cunha and Ascension, and the uninhabited Gough, Inaccessible, and Nightingale Islands: discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 and annexed by England in 1651; scene of Napoleon's exile and death. Capital: Jamestown. Pop: 4255 (2013 est). Area: 122 sq km (47 sq miles)
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