Tristan da cunha

tristan da cunha

How did Tristan da Cunha get its name?

The uninhabited islands of Tristan da Cunha were first sighted in May 1506 during a voyage to India by the Portuguese admiral Tristão da Cunha, although rough seas prevented a landing. He named the main island after himself, Ilha de Tristão da Cunha, which was later anglicised to Tristan da Cunha Island.

Who was the first person to sight the island Tristan da Cunha?

Portuguese explorer and conquistador Tristão da Cunha is both the namesake of Tristan da Cunha and the first person to sight the island, in 1506. The islands were first recorded as sighted in 1506 by Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha, though rough seas prevented a landing. He named the main island after himself, Ilha de Tristão da Cunha.

Is it possible to live on Tristan da Cunha?

Please read our page of important information about Living on Tristan da Cunha before you contact us. Tristan da Cunha is a small island with limited resources. Immigration is necessarily tightly controlled, and there are few expatriate job opportunities. Advertisements have appeared for the posts of:

What is Tristan de Cunha in pulse?

In the book Pulse by Jeremy Robinson, Tristan de Cunha is the top secret headquarters of Beta Incorporated, a shell company of the antagonistic Manifold Genetics, which is later destroyed by artificially causing an eruption to self-destruct said base, killing most of the Edinburgh of the Seven Seas population.

How did Tristan da Cunha Island get its name?

The islands were first recorded as sighted in 1506 by Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha, though rough seas prevented a landing. He named the main island after himself, Ilha de Tristão da Cunha. It was later anglicised from its earliest mention on British Admiralty charts to Tristan da Cunha Island.

How do I get to Tristan da Cunha?

Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory with its own constitution. There is no airstrip of any kind on the main island, meaning that the only way of travelling in and out of Tristan is by boat, a six-day trip from South Africa .

How many surnames survive on Tristan da Cunha?

Only seven surnames (see those shown in capital letters on the graphic right) survive on Tristan da Cunha in the 2006. Trace their arrivals in the history section links above or below.

When did Tristan da Cunha become a dependency of Saint Helena?

A 1938 stamp of Saint Helena overprinted for use in Tristan da Cunha from 1952. On 12 January 1938, by Letters Patent, the islands were declared a dependency of Saint Helena. Prior to this, passing ships stopped irregularly at the island for a period of mere hours.

Where is Tristan de Cunha?

It lies at the edge of an island, Tristan da Cunha, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. Tristan de Cunha is actually an active volcanic island. The island of Tristan da Cunha is more than 1,700 miles (nearly 2,800 kilometers) off the coast of Cape Town.

Is it possible to immigrate to Tristan da Cunha?

Tristan da Cunha is a small island with just one village and limited resources. Immigration is necessarily tightly controlled, and there are few expatriate job opportunities. Immigration to Tristan is not possible unless you already have a family connection with the island. Even then, there are certain restrictions on residency.

What is life like on Tristan da Cunha?

The two hundred plus population of Tristan da Cunha would tell you that it can be tough, with few modern conveniences, but, even so, they would never swap their island life for anything else. They tried it once from 1961 to 1963 and discovered that the outer world cannot hold a candle to Tristan da Cunha.

Who was the first person to sight the island Tristan da Cunha?

Portuguese explorer and conquistador Tristão da Cunha is both the namesake of Tristan da Cunha and the first person to sight the island, in 1506. The islands were first recorded as sighted in 1506 by Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha, though rough seas prevented a landing. He named the main island after himself, Ilha de Tristão da Cunha.

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