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 of Ascension Island


A satellite image of Ascension Island

Natural geographic features of Ascension Island[edit]


Regions of Ascension Island


List of ecoregions in Ascension Island

Administrative divisions of Ascension Island[edit]



Demographics of Ascension Island

Government and politics[edit]

Branches of government[edit]

Government of Ascension Island

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Court system of Saint Helena

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign relations of Ascension Island

Law and order[edit]

Law of Ascension Island


Local government[edit]

Local government in Ascension Island


History of Ascension Island


Culture of Ascension Island

Art in Ascension Island[edit]

Sports in Ascension Island[edit]

Sports in Ascension Island

Economy and infrastructure of Ascension Island[edit]

Economy of Ascension Island

Education in Ascension Island[edit]

Education in Ascension Island

See also[edit]

Ascension Island


  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