List of towns in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

This is a list of towns and villages in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, consisting of the island of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and the islands of Tristan da Cunha.

Ascension IslandEdit

Ascension Island
Settlement Other name(s) Notes
Georgetown The main civilian settlement on Ascension and its capital.
Two Boats Two Boats Village A civilian village, with the island's school.
Cat Hill Main Base The United States' main military base on the island.
Traveller's Hill Royal Air Force camp.
One Boat Small village between Two Boats and Georgetown

Wideawake Airfield (RAF Ascension Island) is a fifth area of settlement, but is not a centre of population.

Saint Helena IslandEdit

View of Jamestown.
Settlement Other Name(s) Notes
Jamestown City of James Town[1] Jamestown is the capital of Saint Helena and the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is also formally a city.[1]
Ruperts A port village in Jamestown district composed by Rupert's Valley and Rupert's Wharf.
Haytown Small settlement located in Jamestown district, in Rupert's Valley.
Half Tree Hollow Half Tree Hollow is now the most populous settlement in Saint Helena; began as a suburb of Jamestown.
Ladder Hill An older settlement in Half Tree Hollow district, at the top of Jacob's ladder.
Saint Paul's Location of the Governor's residence and the Anglican cathedral.
Briars Village Part of the Alarm Forest district; effectively a suburb of Jamestown.
Barren Ground Part of the Blue Hill district.
Broadbottom Broad Bottom Part of the Blue Hill district.
Blue Hill Blue Hill Village
Hutt's Gate In Longwood district.
Bamboo Hedge Main settlement of Sandy Bay district.
New Ground In St Paul's district.
Thompson's Hill In St Paul's district.

Tristan da CunhaEdit

Settlement Other Name(s) Notes
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Edinburgh, Settlement of Edinburgh, The Settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the capital of Tristan da Cunha, and is the only settlement in the archipelago†
Potato Patches Patches Plain, The Patches Agricultural area, uninhabited

although a staffed meteorological station exists on Gough Island.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b The St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009 "...and declared Jamestown to be a city called the “City of James Town”" (Schedule Preamble)