Monday, May 12, 2014

Ascension Island


Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from the coast of South America, which is roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha of which the main island, Saint Helena, is around 1,300 kilometres (800 mi) to the southeast. The territory also includes the second "remotest populated archipelago" on earth, behind the Hawaiian Islands, the sparsely populated Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some 3,730 kilometres (2,300 mi) to the south (about thirty degrees of latitude) and about halfway to the Antarctic Circle.
To know more about the country click here.

Cover :

My friend H. Booker send me this cover. She help me to get this cover. Really she is a very nice friend. I become so happy after get this cover. This is my first cover from Ascension Island. She send me another cover from Falkland Islands (Malvinas). This one is so special for my collection. The post mark is clear. I like to see the clear postmark on the cover. I like those nice stamps too. Thank u Booker for send me this nice cover.

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