Seychelles Profile

Location

Seychelles is a 155 island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whose capital city Victoria lies some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Southeast Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.

Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Réunion to the south and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest.

It has the highest Human Development Index in Africa and the highest income inequality in the world as measured by the Gini index.

Population

Seychelles has a population of over 90,024 and has the smallest population in Africa.

Economy

The country has an agricultural economy that is during the plantation era, cinnamon, vanilla and copra were the chief exports. In the 1960s, about 33% of the working population worked at plantations, and 20% worked in the public or government sector. In 1965, during a three-month visit to the islands, futurist Donald Prell prepared for the then crown colony Governor General, an economic report containing a scenario for the future of the economy

Languages

The SeychellesIslands have three official languages that is English, French and Creole

Religious beliefs

Seychelles religions include; Christians: Roman Catholic, Anglican and small minorities who practice Hinduism and Islam

Climate

The climate is equable although quite humid, as the islands are small. The temperature varies little throughout the year from 24 to 30 °C (75 to 86 °F) and rainfall ranges from 2,900 mm (114 in) annually at Victoria to 3,600 mm (142 in) on the mountain slopes.

General information about Seychelles has been summarized to include the following;

Background and Geography of Seychelles
Economy of Seychelles
Membership of regional and International Organization
Population and Health of Seychelles
Transport System in Victoria Seychelles

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