Ascension Island, a British dependency, is situated in latitude 8°S in the middle of the South Atlantic. It is remote and has no regular commercial air or steamer service. The climate is tropical although the island has a low annual rainfall for a tropical island.
Ascension amounts to a mere 88 sq km/34 sq miles and consists of a single mountain rising to 875 m/2,870 ft. Temperatures are warm to hot around the year. The ocean moderates the heat, however, and this dry, sunny, and warm climate is healthy and pleasant around the year.
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