Anonymous ID: d290cc Nov. 18, 2022, 4:31 p.m. No.17788809   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>8945 >>9085


The island?


Ascension Island is a remote volcanic island located in the heart of the tropical South Atlantic Ocean. The island is about 2,300 km from the coast of Brazil and about 1,600 km from the African coast. Along with the islands of Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha, Ascension Island forms a part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena is approximately 1,300 km southeast of Ascension Island while the Tristan da Cunha archipelago is located about 4,300 km southwest of Saint Helena.


Georgetown on the western coast serves as the capital and the principal settlement of Ascension Island. Some of the other notable settlements on the island include Wideawake Airfield, Cat Hill, Travellers Hill, and Two Boats. There are no permanent inhabitants on Ascension Island but anyone who lives on the island must have a contract of employment for the organizations that are working on the island.


As well as two main settlements of Georgetown and Two Boats the Island also contains two military bases (RAF and USAF), a runway at Wideawake Airfield and a BBC relay station.


Although the island population fluctuates there are approximately 800 residents living on the island at any one point. There is no indigenous population on Ascension. Instead, the population is made up of employees of the organisations operating on the island. These mainly consist of St Helenians (known as Saints), British and Americans although nationalities the world over can be found on the island.


Ascension Island is a working island which means that everyone on the island is here to work or to accompany someone who works. As such there is no right of abode. It may be possible for individuals to be offered new contracts following the end of a previous contract, so some individuals may have been on the island for significant periods of time. However when their contract ends for a final time they will also need to leave the island and return to their place of residence.