Stoltenhoff Island

Stoltenhoff Island is a small uninhabited island in the South Atlantic Ocean, part of the Nightingale Islands. It is the smallest of the Nightingale Islands, and is to the north west of Nightingale Island itself. They are governed as part of Tristan da Cunha, an archipelago and part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The island is part of the Nightingale Islands group Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International as a breeding site for seabirds and endemic landbirds.[1]

Map of Tristan da Cunha, showing Stoltenhoff Island
Stoltenhoff Island is located in Atlantic Ocean
Stoltenhoff Island
Stoltenhoff Island
Location of Stoltenhoff Island in the Atlantic Ocean

The island is named after the two Moscow-born German brothers Gustav and Friedrich Stoltenhoff who tried to settle on nearby Inaccessible Island. Their attempt was abandoned after two difficult years.

See alsoEdit

  • Coins of Stoltenhoff Island (a legal tender coinage that caused controversy after being struck at Commonwealth Mint in the UK and declared legal tender by the Government of Tristan da Cunha).[2]


  1. ^ "Nightingale Island group". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ As Stoltenhoff Island is uninhabited, there is no real need for its own coinage. The most likely reason is to make money from collectors: JVF Coins: Stoltenhoff Island 8 coin set 2008 Coin Community Forum: Stoltenhoff Island: New Legal Tender coins issued

Coordinates: 37°24′8″S 12°29′21″W / 37.40222°S 12.48917°W / -37.40222; -12.48917