Facts and Figures

Official Name
Republic of Seychelles
Geographical Location
An archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands found in the South Western Indian Ocean; between 4 and 10 degrees South of the Equator
Area
The Land area is 455 sq. Km. The Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is of more than 1.3 million sq Km.
Capital City
Victoria
Local Time
Seychelles is 4 hours ahead of GMT
3 hours ahead of British summer time
2 hours ahead of European summer time
Climate
Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt and enjoys a stable weather system. Shade temperature of around 25 to 31 degrees Celsius all year round
Sunshine
Seychelles enjoys an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.
Rainfall
The islands attracts over 2000mm of rain per year. However, some of the coralline islands have only a few mm of rain per year.
Terrain
About 1/3 of the islands are granitic in origin, with narrow coastal strips and central ranges of hills rising to 905 m. The other half, are coral atolls, many uninhabitable.
Demography
Population: 93,400
Density per square meter: 460
Nationality
Seychellois
Ethnic Groups
Creole (A mixture of European, Asian and African)
Religious
Catholics: 76%
Anglican: 6.8%
Hindu: 2.4%
Islam: 1.6%
Other Christian: 2.5%
Other Religions: 4.8%
Languages
Official languages are: Creole; English; French
Life Expectancy
70 years men 79 women 
Independence
29th June 1976 from Great Britain
Constitution
18th June, 1993
National Day
18th June
Branches
Executive – President (Head of Government) Legislative – Unicameral National Assembly with 34 seats (25 directly elected and 9 allocated on a proportionally basis) Judicial – Supreme Court
Administrative Divisions
There are 25 administrative districts in Seychelles: Anse Aux Pins, Aux Cap, Roche Caiman, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand Anse (on Mahe), Grand Anse (on Praslin), La Digue and InnerIslands, English River, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe Larue, Port Glaud, Saint, Louis, Takamaka.
Currency
Seychellois Rupee (SCR)
Arable Land
2%
Agricultural Production
Copra; Cinnamon bark; Tea (green leaf)
Livestock
Cattle; Pigs; Chickens;
Fishery Products
Fish; Canned and other processed tuna; Crustaceans; Smoked fish
Industries
Tourism, Fisheries, Agriculture, Manufacturing,  Real Estate, Financial Services, Education, Medical
Natural Resources
Fish; Coconut; Cinnamon, Oil and Gas
Export
Canned Tuna; Fish (fresh/frozen); Frozen Prawns; Cinnamon bark; Other processed fish; Fish Meal (animal feed); Medicaments & Medical Appliances, Metals, Goods in transit, Oil and Lubricants
Trading Partners
France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom; USA; EU; Middle East; Comesa Countries, Aseean market Others

 

Videos

  • Seychelles Investment Board 2015 Advertisement
  • Seychelles Investment Board Corporate Video
  • Ile Soleil : Invitation to Tender for the sublease of a Tourism Development
  • SLIDESHOW Seychelles Investment Forum Hong Kong - no audio
  • Ile Soleil TV Advert
  • Ile Soleil 3D TV Advert 8 Jan 14
 
 
 

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