Outline of Ascension Island

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The location of Ascension Island
An enlargeable map of Ascension Island

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Ascension Island:

Ascension Island – island in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 966 miles (1,600 km) from the coast of Africa. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Saint Helena itself is 800 miles (1,287 km) to the south east.[1] The Island is named after the day of its recorded discovery, Ascension Day. It is located at 7.56° S, 14.25° W.

The island is the location of Wideawake Airfield, which is a joint facility of the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena

Geography[edit]

Environment[edit]

A satellite image of Ascension Island

Natural geographic features of Ascension Island[edit]

Regions[edit]

Main article: Regions of Ascension Island

Ecoregions[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Ascension Island

Administrative divisions of Ascension Island[edit]

None.

Demography[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Ascension Island

Government and politics[edit]

Main article: Government of Ascension Island and Politics of Ascension Island

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Foreign relations[edit]

Law and order[edit]

Military[edit]

Local government[edit]

History[edit]

Main article: History of Ascension Island, Timeline of the history of Ascension Island, and Current events of Ascension Island

Culture[edit]

Art in Ascension Island[edit]

Sports in Ascension Island[edit]

Main article: Sports in Ascension Island

Economy and infrastructure of Ascension Island[edit]

Main article: Economy of Ascension Island

Education in Ascension Island[edit]

Main article: Education in Ascension Island

See also[edit]

Main article: Ascension Island

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Helena". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Ascension Island