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Ascension island

Ascension island

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Description

Ascension Island is an isolated island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the same British overseas territory as Saint Helena.

The island is the location of Wideawake Airfield, which is a joint facility of the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force and the BBC World Service Atlantic Relay Station.

4/09/2009
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Ascension est une île de l'océan Atlantique découverte en 1501 par l'explorateur portugais Joao da Nova Castelia.

Le chef-lieu est Georgetown.

« Redécouverte » une seconde fois deux ans plus tard par Afonso de Albuquerque le jour de l'Ascension, qui lui donna son nom.

Elle resta inhabitée jusqu'en 1815 lorsque l'empereur Napoléon Ier fut incarcéré à Sainte-Hélène. Les Britanniques y établirent alors une petite garnison pour en revendiquer la possession contre les Français. L'île a connu le déclin au XXe siècle avec l'utilisation du canal de Panama.

Elle fait partie avec les îles de Tristan da Cunha et Gough des îles administrées par le territoire britannique d'outre-mer de Sainte-Hélène.

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Conakry

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Kamsar

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Porto De Suape (Pernambuco Brazil)

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Jacaré yacht village (Paraiba Brazil)

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Ribeira Adventure Club (Sao Paulo Brazil)

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Local Area

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
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Saint Helena

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