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St Helena and the EU

A British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, Saint-Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha are situated mid-way between the South American and African continents. The three islands do not form a coherent island grouping but are located several thousands of kilometres apart and they have combined population of 5134 (St. Helena accounts for 4000, Ascension for roughly 873 and Tristan da Cunha for 261). The economic situation of the three islands varies due to their complex and challenging geographical situation and their limited natural resources.

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