St Helena

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St Helena

British Overseas Territory of St. Helena


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Area: 412 sq km

St Helena (122 sq km), 2,000 km west of Angola in the south Atlantic. Two dependencies: Ascension Island (90 sq km), 600 km to the northwest, and Tristan da Cunha (100 sq km), 1,200 km to the south. Also several uninhabited islands.

Population: 4,406    Annual Growth: -1.34%

Capital: Jamestown

Urbanites: 39.7%


Official language: English    Languages: 1 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

The isolation of the islands makes vibrant ministry and church life a huge challenge. Connection to the outside world and to Christian resources is limited. The small and more transient populations of Ascension and Tristan have even less evangelical presence and ministry, if any.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of St Helena.