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Tristan da Cunha is a group of remote islands in the South
Atlantic Ocean, 2816 km (1750 miles) from South Africa and 3360 km (2088
miles) from South America. It is a dependency of the British overseas
territory of Saint Helena, 2161 km (1350 miles) to the north. The territory
consists of the main island, Tristan da Cunha (98 kmē); as well as several
uninhabited islands: Inaccessible Island and the Nightingale Islands. Gough
Island, situated 395 km south east of the main island, is also part of the
The territory is considered one of the most remote
human settlements in the world, located at 37° 5' S, 12° 15' W.
The stamp issued by Tristan da Cunha in 1965 shows a
map of the South Atlantic Ocean with the island group.