Saint Helena is a 47-square-mile volcanic island, a British Overseas Territory, located in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The island, which is said to be one of the most remote in the world, is famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile and death, as commemorated by a now-empty tomb.
Tourists to the island, in addition to paying respect to Monsieur Bonaparte at the house in which he died, can climb destinations like the 699 steps of Jacob’s Ladder, or the Diana’s Peak, which is the highest point (818 m) on the island, and a shelter for the island’s endemic plant and animal life.
Tourists can also pay a visit to Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise. Jonathan was hatched In 1832 and is now 189 Years Old, which makes him the world’s oldest known land animal.
Jonathan is well regarded and respected that his portrait is printed on the back of the Island’s 5 pence Coin.
The island, with a population of 4,534, is heavily dependent on British aid.