Republic of Seychelles
An archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands found in the South Western Indian Ocean; between 4 and 10 degrees South of the Equator
The Land area is 455 sq. Km. The Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is of more than 1.3 million sq Km.
Seychelles is 4 hours ahead of GMT
3 hours ahead of British summer time
2 hours ahead of European summer time
Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt and enjoys a stable weather system. Shade temperature of around 25 to 31 degrees Celsius all year round
Seychelles enjoys an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.
The islands attracts over 2000mm of rain per year. However, some of the coralline islands have only a few mm of rain per year.
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.
Density per square meter: 460
Creole (A mixture of European, Asian and African)
Other Christian: 2.5%
Other Religions: 4.8%
Official languages are: Creole; English; French
70 years men 79 women
29th June 1976 from Great Britain
18th June, 1993
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
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.
Seychellois Rupee (SCR)
Copra; Cinnamon bark; Tea (green leaf)
Cattle; Pigs; Chickens;
Fish; Canned and other processed tuna; Crustaceans; Smoked fish
Tourism, Fisheries, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Financial Services, Education, Medical
Fish; Coconut; Cinnamon
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
France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom; USA; EU; Middle East; Comesa Countries, Aseean market Others