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Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

Travel Guide Africa Tristan da Cunha Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

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Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

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Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the 'capital' of the island of Tristan da Cunha and has a population of just several hundreds. It is named after the Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria, who visited the island in 1867. The people of Tristan da Cunha don't use this name though and always call it The Settlement. Apart from the Administrator's House, a post office and some other basic facilities, there is not much in this town. The Settlement was destroyed after a volcanic eruption in 1961 after the residents where moved to the United Kingdom. They came back to rebuild the town in 1963 though. It is often thought to be the most remote permanent settlement of the world, although other settlements claim the same.

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