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Saint Helena

Where the British sent Napoleon to live out his days.

Saint Helena is an island country located in the South Atlantic Ocean. The island is volcanic in origin, and is surrounded by cliffs. The highest point on the island is Diana's Peak, at 1,757 metres.

Saint Helena has a population of just over 4,000 people, and is best known as the place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was sent there by the British after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The island was also an important stopover for ships travelling between Europe and the East Indies, and many famous explorers have visited Saint Helena, including Vasco da Gama, Francis Drake, and James Cook.

The island's economy is largely based on tourism, and there are a number of interesting sights to see on Saint Helena, including Napoleon's House, Longwood House (where Napoleon died), and the Saint Helena Museum. The island is also home to a number of endemic species of animals and plants, including the Saint Helena plover and the Saint Helena olive.

The cuisine of Saint Helena is a mix of British, Portuguese, and African influences. Common dishes include fish and chips, curries, stews, and rice and beans.

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