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How Small Is St Helena?

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Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not.
Yoda in ‘The Empire Strikes Back

Most people cannot grasp how small St Helena actually is.

This page is in indexes: Island Place, Island Detail

Below: 121Km²By comparison

121Km²

We can explain that St Helena is 16 by 8 kilometres, or 121 km², but can you visualise that? Most people can’t so the image below will help.

To see just how small St Helena is, right-click on the image below and use ‘save link as’ [NB: NOT ‘save image as’] to download it to your system (8.9Mb). Now load the image into your preferred image-viewer and, where indicated zoom in…and in…and in…

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By comparison

The table below compares St Helena’s size to other ‘small’ places:

Place

 Area, Km²

 Number of St Helenas

Cuba

109,884

908

Switzerland

41,285

341

Rhode Island{1}

4,002

33

Greater London

1,572

13

New York City

790

6.5

Tonga

748

6.2

Isle of Man

572

4.7

Andorra

468

3.9

Isle of Wight

384

3.2

Elba{2}

224

1.9

Liechtenstein

160

1.3

St Helena

121

1.0

Tristan da Cunha

98

0.8

Ascension Island

88

0.7

Bermuda

53

0.4

Tuvalu

26

0.2

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Footnotes:

{1} The smallest State of America.

{2} Where Napoleon Bonaparte was first exiled, in May 1814. He escaped, caused more trouble, lost the Battle of Waterloo and ended up on St Helena.



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