St. Helena


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms.
Related to St. Helena: St. Helena island

St. Helena

 

an island in the south Atlantic Ocean; a British colony. Area, 122 sq. km. Population, 4,800 (1969). The main city and port is Jamestown. St. Helena is composed primarily of basalts; there are several craters of extinct volcanoes in the south. The highest elevation on the island rises to 818 m. The climate is tropical and influenced by trade winds. Vegetation consists of meadows and shrubs. New Zealand flax is the primary crop, accounting for more than 85 percent of the island’s exports.

St. Helena was discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. Napoleon I was exiled to the island in 1815 and died there in 1821.

References in periodicals archive ?
The top steakhouses include Press in St. Helena and Cole's Chop House in downtown Napa.
Caption: Kristy Melton (right), winemaker and Jose Rodriguez, associate brand manager Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena, Calif.
By partnering with the Bank of St. Helena, Allied Wallet will bring a new opportunity to the people of the country as well as its visitors and economic partners.
Online payment processing company Allied Wallet has partnered with the central Bank of St. Helena to offer a prepaid card solution for travelers, the company said.
Tahiti Shipping, a subsidiary of MNG Maritime, bought the ship for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday, the St. Helena government said in a statement.
Apart from providing scheduled commercial air services to St. Helena Island, Airlink will also provide a monthly charter service between St Helena and Georgetown Wideawake on Ascension Island, located 1,300 kilometres northwest of St.
Napa, CA, May 22, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Napa, CA-based restaurant Market St. Helena Restaurant have quickly become one of the leading local market caterers for a wide array of cuisine.
From 1840 to 1872, slave ships captured by the British Navy were brought to trial on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, and the human cargo was brought ashore.
Apart from these, officials and athletes from Zambia, Botswana, England, Canada, Wales, Kenya, Tonga, Tuvalu, Singapore, Falkland Islands, St. Helena, British Virgin Islands, St.
"Chef Bee" Elliott, 49, of Clearlake, formerly of Clinton, who died Saturday, July 4, in St. Helena Hospital, St.
With the expanding emissions requirements and green initiatives being set in California, companies and facilities, such as St. Helena Hospital in Napa Valley, are making the move to alternative power sources.
4 Beringer Vineyards The oldest continually operating winery in the valley, and a St. Helena landmark, Beringer offers a whole menu of tours; its Rhine House and wine caves are synonymous with Napa history.