Diana's Peak

mountain in "Sainte-Hélène, Ascension et Tristan da Cunha"

Diana's Peak is the highest point on the island of Saint Helena. It is 823 metres (2,700 ft) high.[1] It is of volcanic origin.

Diana's Peak
Highest point
Elevation818 m (2,684 ft)
Prominence818 metres (2,684 ft)
Coordinates15°57′35″S 5°41′29″W / 15.95972°S 5.69139°W / -15.95972; -5.69139Coordinates: 15°57′35″S 5°41′29″W / 15.95972°S 5.69139°W / -15.95972; -5.69139
Geography
LocationSaint Helena, South Atlantic Ocean

It was made a national park in March 1996, the first on the island. It is covered by many tree ferns.[2]

The peak is at the point where three districts meet: Sandy Bay (southwest), Levelwood (east) and Longwood (north). The nearest settlements are Bamboo Hedge (the main settlement of Sandy Bay District), Hutt's Gate (in Longwood District) and Levelwood Village. Diana's Peak is part of the Peaks Ridge, a narrow and short mountain range in the centre of the island.[3] Other peaks there are Mt. Actaeon and Cuckold's Point.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Diana's Peak, Saint Helena". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. Smith, Doug (December 1996). "A Rescue Plan for the Threatened Tree Fern Thicket of Diana's Peak National Park, St Helena". BGCNews. Kew, London: BGCi – Botanic Gardens Conservation International. 2 (7). Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. "St. Helena". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. Falk, Burton. "Mt. Actaeon, Diana's Peak and Cuckold's Point". Sierra Peaks Section. Retrieved 14 May 2013.