Seychelles
in Eastern Africa
Africa

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - SCR
Spoken languages:
English, French
Local electricity:
240 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 3G
ISO 2-Letter code:
SC
Internet top level domain:
.sc
Country phone prefix:
+248
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Seychelles

Seychelles with its capital Victoria is located in Africa (archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar). It covers some 456 square kilometers (2.5 times the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 93,920. English and French are the languages spoken by people in Seychelles. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands, only a few inhabited, in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar. Many of the beaches are untouched by man's influence and are refreshingly uncrowded. They offer clear blue skies and a tranquility you will rarely find. A hike along the coastline from Beau Vallon to Anse Major will take about 1.5-2 hours and your reward will be a small deserted beach that's fit for a king. Do not miss most popular Nightclub Lovenut in the centre of Victoria, 100 metres walk from central Taxi station. Seychelles also has numerous markets, art galleries and shops, colonial Creole-style plantation houses, and the main island of Mahé has six museums, a botanical garden, and several national monuments.

Popular Destinations in Seychelles

Administrative regions of Seychelles

About the country

P.O Box 1262
Victoria
Mah351
Seychelles

Phone: +248 620 000
Fax: +248 620 620
Mail: seychelles@aspureasitgets.com

The topography is Mahe Group being volcanic with a narrow coastal strip and rocky, hilly interior with others are coral, flat, elevated reefs. The average density of population is about 206 per km². The climate in Seychelles can be described as tropical marinehumid, cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September), warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May). Potential natural disasters are lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare occasional short droughts

To reach someone Seychelles dial +248 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 3G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".sc". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 240 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G). The sign for the locally used currency Rupee is SCR.

Five oblique bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, red, white, and green (bottom) radiating from the bottom of the hoist side; the oblique bands are meant to symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future; blue represents sky and sea, yellow the sun giving light and life, red the peoples' determination to work for the future in unity and love, white social justice and harmony, green the land and natural environment.

Flag of Seychelles

A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Single-party rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was reelected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011 and again in December 2015. In October 2016, James MICHEL resigned and handed over the presidency to his Vice-President Danny FAURE.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 199) 455sq km
Land (World Rank: 196) 455sq km
Comparative 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
491
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 172) 905m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 207) 6.50%
Arable (World Rank: 180) 2.20%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 58) 4.30%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 175) 3sq km
Map reference
Africa
Environment
Issues water supply depends on catchments to collect rainwater
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Marine Dumping
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Wetlands
Hazzards
  • - lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare
  • - occasional short droughts
Location
archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Climate
tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
Terrain
Mahe Group is volcanic with a narrow coastal strip and rocky, hilly interior; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 196) 93,920
Deathrate (World Rank: 129) 0.70%
Birthrate (World Rank: 140) 1.37%
Growthrate (World Rank: 134) 0.77%
Migration rate (World Rank: 56) 0.10%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 144) 1.85%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 75) 34.90
Female (World Rank: 78) 36.00
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 196) 9,578
0 14 female (World Rank: 196) 9,089
15 24 male (World Rank: 196) 6,536
15 24 female (World Rank: 197) 5,898
25 54 male (World Rank: 187) 24,585
25 54 female (World Rank: 190) 21,775
55 64 male (World Rank: 194) 4,758
55 64 female (World Rank: 195) 4,522
65 x male (World Rank: 203) 2,868
65 x female (World Rank: 199) 4,311
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 134) 1.00%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 116) 75years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 82) 80years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 136) 70years
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 113) 0.98
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 59) 3.60
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 41) 98.40%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 130) 14.00%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 104) 95.70%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 174) 347,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 179) 322,700,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 61) 92.00%
Source renew (World Rank: 71) 9.20%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 166) 6,500bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 160) 5,956bbl / day
Natural gas
Consumption (World Rank: 166) 4
Carbon footprint
1400000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 118) 4% of GDP
Military (World Rank: 90) 1% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 175) 3% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 22) 1% of GDP
National symbol
coco de mer
National colours
yellow
Adjective
Seychellois
Noun
Seychellois (singular and plural)
Background
A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Single-party rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was reelected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011 and again in December 2015. In October 2016, James MICHEL resigned and handed over the presidency to his Vice-President Danny FAURE.
Flag description
five oblique bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, red, white, and green (bottom) radiating from the bottom of the hoist side; the oblique bands are meant to symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future; blue represents sky and sea, yellow the sun giving light and life, red the peoples' determination to work for the future in unity and love, white social justice and harmony, green the land and natural environment

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 188) 2,561,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 47) 4.50%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 68) 27,200USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 158) 2.60%
Source industry (World Rank: 183) 14.00%
Source service (World Rank: 21) 83.40%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 194) 39,560
In poverty (World Rank: 39) 39.30%
Products
Industries
  • - beverages
  • - fishing
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - cassava
  • - cinnamon
  • - coconuts
  • - copra
  • - manioc
  • - sweet potatoes
  • - tapioca
  • - tuna
  • - vanilla
Exports
  • - canned tuna
  • - frozen fish
  • - petroleum products (reexports)
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - equipment
  • - foodstuffs
  • - machinery
  • - other manufactured goods
  • - petroleum products

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 174) 20,836
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 77) 22.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 17) 163.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 190) 52,664
Population (World Rank: 104) 56.50%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 132) 7.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 141) 7.00
Heliports (World Rank: 78) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 195) 526
Paved length (World Rank: 159) 514
Unpaved length (World Rank: 154) 12.00