The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
Languages: Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2%
Ethnic Groups: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6%
Population: 91650 people (World Rank: 202nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 522 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 67th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.913 %/yr (World Rank: 137th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.2 years (World Rank: 129th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 31.6 years (World Rank: 67th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Seychelles
Current News About Seychelles
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Seychelles
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Seychelles
in Washington D.C.
Seychelles Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to Seychelles
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com