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Ascension Island


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Trips to Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean over the last few years


Shark attack on spear fisherman for yellowfin tuna at Ascension Island


KC-10 Takeoff Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean


Ascension Island Introduction

Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island, 7°56' south of the Equator in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is about 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from the coast of Brazil. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, of which the main island, Saint Helena, is around 1,300 kilometres (800 mi) to the southeast. The territory also includes the sparsely-populated Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some 3,730 kilometres (2,300 mi) to the south, about halfway to the Antarctic Circle.
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