On the island where Napoleon was buried, idle the most useless airport in the worldPictolic
The island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic ocean is famous because here ended his days Napoleon Bonaparte. But he has another remarkable feature. On the island of St. Helena is the most useless airport in the world.
The island is of volcanic origin, rises above the surface of the water is 1,800 kilometers from the West coast of Africa. In the southern part you can see some extinct volcanoes with a height of 800 metres.
Part of this overseas territory of the UK also includes tiny Islands of ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The capital is the port city of Jamestown, wedged between the slopes, with a population of about a thousand people.
Jamestown is home to about 20 percent of the population of the island. To leave the city and to nearby villages is required to overcome the 669 steps.
Three years ago, Britain has to fork over 285 million pounds for the construction on the territory of Saint Helena, a modern airport. However, soon it turned out that due to design errors and strong crosswinds, the airport cannot receive large aircraft.
And small planes drop in here very rarely. The last date arrived six months ago. Flight from Johannesburg with 78 passengers. So for the airport and its fame as the most pointless in the world.
While there was the Suez canal, the island was a strategic point for ships on their way to the Indian ocean. Now, in the port come mainly tourist boats.
Tourists are attracted by the persona of Napoleon, who was sent into exile on St. Helena after the defeat at the battle of Waterloo in 1815, and here was buried. The photo shows the house in which he lived disgraced Emperor.