Republic of Seychelles is located off the east coast of the African Continent, with a population of 90,024, making it the
197th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Victoria with a total population of 25,000. The country
encompasses 455 square kilometers making it the 199th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the Indian
President James Alix Michel is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Danny Faure, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second
term. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 18th of June 1993.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Creole, English and other and unspecified languages. It counts among its
major religions Roman Catholic, Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian, Hindu, Muslim, other non-Christian and
other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 1 FM, 2 Short Wave and 2 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Morne Seychellois, its highest point at 905 meters and the Indian Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Indian Ocean, which measures 491 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fishing, tourism, processing of
coconuts and vanilla, coir, rope, boat building, printing, furniture and beverages. Its official currency is Seychelles Rupee.
Here’s something you may not know about Seychelles. Lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands
ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter.
|Beach of Praslin
Island on the Indian
|Elephants not far from
the Mahe coastline
Updated 04 February 2013
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|Seychellois girl in
|Victoria on Mahe- the
capital and largest city
|Aride Island- the
northernmost point of
|Des Roche Island in
|Goellette in the
Farquhar Group- the
southernmost point of
|Picard Island in the
Alard Group- the
westernmost point of
|Shrimp farms on
Coetivy Island- the
easternmost point of
|Porc Curry- a
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