Seychellois Profile
Seychellois Profile

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago of 155 islands situated in the Indian Ocean, southeast of mainland Eastern Africa.

Location & Area:

  • Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
  • It covers an area of 455 km2.

Capital:

  • Victoria lies some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Southeast Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.

National Day:

  • June 18 (Constitution Day)

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.

Population:

  • 94,633 (July 2018 estimate).

Languages:

  • English;
  • French;
  • Creole.

Flag:

  • Seychellois flag is five oblique bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, red, white, and green (bottom) radiating from the bottom of the hoist side.

Currency:

  • Seychellois rupee (SCR)

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 25 administrative districts includes; Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Royale, Au Cap, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand Anse Mahe, Grand Anse Praslin, Inner Islands, La Riviere Anglaise, Les Mamalles, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe Larue, Port Glaud, Roche Caiman, Saint Louis and Takamaka.

Constitution:

  • The constitution of Seychelles was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly in 1993.

Regime:

  • Presidential Republic

President of Seychelles:

  • Danny Faure

Natural resources:

  • Fish, coconuts (copra) and cinnamon trees.

Economy:

Seychelles has an agricultural economy that is during the plantation era, cinnamon, vanilla and copra were the chief exports.

  • Agriculture products: Coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), copra, bananas and tuna.
  • Industries: Fishing, tourism and beverages.
  • Main exports: Canned tuna, frozen fish and petroleum products (reexports).
  • Main imports: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals and other manufactured goods.