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Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha

Characteristics

Description

Tristan da Cunha is a remote volcanic group of islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. It is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, 2,430 kilometres (1,510 mi) to the north.

The territory consists of the main island Tristan da Cunha , the uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible Island and Gough Island.

To comply with wildlife conservation measures, visiting vessels are not permitted to anchor overnight off
Gough, Inaccessible or Nightingale Islands.

4/09/2009
Update
Mega06
Tristan da Cunha est une île éloignée des continents, située dans l'archipel du même nom, dans l'océan Atlantique Sud.

C'est une dépendance du territoire britannique d'outre-mer de Sainte-Hélène (Royaume-Uni), située à 2 000 km au sud-sud-est de celle-ci. En 1961, une éruption volcanique sur l'île provoqua le départ des habitants (quelques centaines de personnes), évacués au Royaume-Uni.
La majorité d'entre eux sont revenus sur l'île par la suite, après quelques années. Il est difficile d'accéder à l'île, à cause de son éloignement et de la rareté des bateaux.

L'écrivain Hervé Bazin a raconté le départ, puis le retour, des habitants de Tristan da Cunha dans un récit, Les Bienheureux de la Désolation.

4/09/2009
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Localisation

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Sites around Tristan da Cunha
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Gough island

Gough Island ( historically as Diego Alvarez) is a volcanic island rising from the South Atlantic Ocean to heights of over 900 m above sea level. Gough Island is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha, which in turn is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. It is ...
4 Sep 09

Nightingale Island

Nightingale Island is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 3 km² in area, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. They are administered by the United Kingdom as part of the overseas territory of Saint Helena.
4 Sep 09

Tristan da Cunha island

All visiting vessels should seek advice from the Harbourmaster on a safe anchorage position (GPS: Lat 37
03.10S/Long 12 18.60W or Lat 37 03.04S/Long 12 17.85W) in the open anchorage below the Settlement (max depth 100m ? 50m due to shelving bottom).No visas are required. All visitors ...
5 Sep 09

Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island is an extinct volcano, 14 km². It is a territory of the United Kingdom, although throughout its history it has had no permanent population. Together with Gough Island, it is a protected wildlife reserve which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
4 Sep 09

Jamestown Ile de Ste Hélène

Mouillage dans + ou - 12-15 m., sauf un seul petit espace où il est possible de mouiller dans 8m. plus près de la rive.Ile magnifique, habitant courtois, service de bateaux taxi et plusieurs belles randonnées pédestre qu'il ne faut pas manquer.
31 Jul 11

Simonstown

Small port protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Houtbay

12 Jan 08

Cape Town

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Dassen Island

Magnifique réserve naturelle et une zone protégée abritant plusieurs colonies de pingouins.
31 Jul 11

Saldanha Bay

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Cape Agulhas

Border between Atlantic ocean and Indian ocean.
8 Jan 09

Mossel Bay

Port protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Luderitz

Lüderitz is located on the only part of the Namibian coast with a rocky shore not far from the old town of Kolmanskop. A peninsula with numerous coves, locally called fjords and bays, juts out of the coast at an angle to form the bay proper. Three small islands -- Penguin, Seal and ...
22 Jul 14

Shark Island (Namibia)

Shark Island, or German Haifischinsel, is a small island off the coastal city of Lüderitz in Namibia which is used as a campsite for tourists.
16 Jan 09

Kalahari

The Namibian coast of the Kalahari desert stretches for more than 400 kilometers. There are many beaches filled with sand dunes.
22 Aug 15

Grytviken

Main port of the island.
10 May 11

Leith Harbor

Small port.
10 May 11

Stromness Harbor

Small port.
10 May 11

Pelican Point Lighthouse

Pelican Point is the northern end of a long, low-lying peninsula of barren dune sand that forms the western side of Walvis Bay, protecting the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1915 a small lantern was mounted on a wooden pole to mark the extremity of the peninsula. The present cast-iron ...
15 Jan 09

Walvis Bay

Port.
12 Feb 12

Port Elizabeth

Harbour protected by a breakwater. Algoa Bay yacht club walk ons, resturant and pub great meeting place for old salts. very protected bay from the ocean great playground for all sizes of yachts and boats never overcrowded, fishing excellent good winds for sail.
13 Jun 14

Swakopmund Lighthouse

Swakopmund was founded in 1892, by Captain Curt von François.On 4 August 1892 the crew of a gunboat named Hyäne (German for Hyena) erected two beacons on a large dune, probably in the vicinity of the present lighthouse. This is regarded as the founding date of Swakopmund. 
15 Jan 09

Cape Cross

En 1486, l'explorateur portugais Diego Cao, premier européen à fouler le sol de la Namibie, dresse une croix en hommage au roi Jean 1er du Portugal. D'où le nom de Cap Cross.
Aujourd'hui,  Cap Cross est réputée pour sa colonie d'otaries à fourrure. Leur nombre fluctue ...
17 Jan 09
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.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15

Saint Helena

Saint Helena  is an island of volcanic origin and a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. The territory of Saint Helena consists of both the island of Saint Helena, and also the dependencies of Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena is one of the ...
4 Sep 09

Ascension island

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 ...
4 Sep 09

Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Once a colony of Germany and later occupied by South Africa's apartheid government, ...
17 Jan 09

Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola  was a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975.
15 Jan 09
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