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Saint Helena


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        none

        conventional short form:
        Saint Helena

    • Digraph:
      SH

    • Type:
      dependent territory of the UK

    • Capital:
      Jamestown

    • Administrative divisions:
      1 administrative area and 2 dependencies*; Ascension*, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha*

    • Independence:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • National holiday:
      Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen, 10 June 1989 (second Saturday in June)

    • Constitution:
      1 January 1989

    • Legal system:
      NA

    • Suffrage:
      NA

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)

        head of government:
        Governor A. N. HOOLE (since NA 1991)

        cabinet:
        Executive Council

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        Legislative Council:
        elections last held July 1993 (next to be held NA); results - percent of vote NA; seats - (15 total, 12 elected) independents 15

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      none

    • Member of:
      ICFTU

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Flag:
      blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Saint Helenian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield features a rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship






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