Victoria City

Victoria City

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Location

Victoria is the capital city of the Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé Island, the archipelago’s main island. The city was first established as the seat of the British colonial government. In 2009, the population of Greater Victoria was 25,000 out of the country’s total population of 87,972. Victoria is served by Seychelles International Airport

The principal exports of Victoria are vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, fish and guano.

History of the City

The city was first established as the seat of the British colonial government. The inner harbour lies immediately east of the town, where tuna fishing and canning forms a major local industry. One of the largest bridges in Victoria was destroyed by tsunami waves from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Population

Victoria City covers an area of 53 km² with an estimated population of over 24,970 people.

Mayor of Victoria

Jacqueline Moustache-Belle

Transport system

Ferries are commonly used to reach Victoria City, buses and taxis are used within the city and the city is served withSeychelles International Airport

Attractions in Victoria

The following are major tourist attractions of Victoria City

  • Royal BC Museum
  • Inner Harbour
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Scenic Marine Route
  • IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum
  • British Columbia Legislature Building
  • Government House
  • Ogden Point Breakwater
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
  • Abkhazi Garden
  • Point Ellice House
  • Ross Bay Cemetery
  • a clock tower modeled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England,
  • The Courthouse
  • The Victoria Botanical Gardens
  • The Victoria National Museum of History
  • The Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market.
  • Victoria market
  • The national stadium, 

For more reading

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Victoria_(Seychelles)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_Seychelles