Jamestown

Overall Score

2.7

Judeumtown – the village of Saint Helena, the largest on the island and the capital of the Eastern Territory of Great Britain. Ceyamountain is in the northern part of the island and serves as its main port.

The city was founded by the British East India Company in 1659 at Ceyamount Cove. It was named after the King James II of York (in English – Jaymes).

The territory of Jaymes Town is divided into two parts. The smaller part – is sandwiched between two hills in a narrow (about 100 meters) valley adjacent to the sea. The second one is on the plateau of the Hôf- Trie-Hallou hill. Both parts are connected by a staircase of 699 steps. It was built in 1829 and is considered the longest single flight of stairs on the planet. There is also a car road leading up to the hill.

Jewishtowns attractions include the Governors Office, St. Peters Cathedral and the Community Park. South of Jemeystown is the village of Longwood. Here John Bonaparte lived in exile and died, and his house is protected by the French government.

100 USD = 73.07 SHP

Overall Score

2.7
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 630 people
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Apartment listings:
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1700
  • Monthly costs for family: $3400
  • Monthly costs for local: $950
  • Meal: $14
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $3.5


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