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  1. Ascension Island(ProperNoun)

    An island in the South Atlantic that is a British dependency of Saint Helena.

    Etymology: From its discovery on Ascension Day in the year 1503 CE.

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  1. Ascension Island

    Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres from the coast of South America, which is roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. It is governed as part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, of which the main island, Saint Helena, is around 1,300 kilometres to the southeast. The territory also includes the "remotest populated archipelago" on earth, the sparsely populated Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some thirty degrees farther south and about half the way to the Antarctic Circle. The island is named after the day of its recorded discovery, Ascension Day, and is located at 7°56′S 14°22′W / 7.933°S 14.367°W, about as far south of the equator as tropical Venezuela is to its north. Historically, it has played a role as an important safe haven and coaling station to mariners and for commercial airliners during the days of international air travel by flying boats and during World War II was an important naval and air station, especially providing antisubmarine warfare bases in the Battle of the Atlantic and throughout the war. Ascension Island was garrisoned by the British Admiralty from 22 October 1815 to 1922.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ascension Island

    Discovered by the Portuguese on the Feast of the Ascension, 1501.

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  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say ascension island in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascension island in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascension island in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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