Saint Helena

Official Name: Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
Sovereign Status: British Dependency
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Official Name (Local Language): Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
ISO Country Codes: SH : SHN
Internet Domain: .sh
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Capital: Jamestown Main Airports:
Language(s): English Population: 7,925
Currency: St. Helena Pound ISO Currency Code: SHP
Telephone Dial In: +290 ID Prefix: 00

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Currency USD Exchange Rate: 0.7836 Saint Helenian pounds (SHP) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 14% (1998 est.)
Population below poverty line: NA
Inflation Rate: 4% (2012 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: NA
GDP: $31.1 million (PPP 2009 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $7,800 (2009 est.)
Currency Name: St. Helena Pound
Currency Code: SHP

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Agriculture: N/A coffee, corn, potatoes, vegetables; fish, lobster; livestock; timber
Industry: N/A construction, crafts (furniture, lacework, fancy woodwork), fishing, collectible postage stamps
Services: N/A

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

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Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

Business Language(s): English
Customs & Excise: HM Customs & Excise
Competitive Ind’l Performance: N/A Corruption Perceptions Index: N/A
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: N/A
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Investment Agency: Enterprise St. Helena ;


$0.021 billion (2010 est.)

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food, beverages, tobacco, fuel oils, animal feed, building materials, motor vehicles and parts, machinery and parts


$0.019 billion (2004 est.)

Main Exports:

fish (frozen, canned, and salt-dried skipjack, tuna), coffee, handicrafts

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