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The Seychelles consist of over 100 islands, roughly 1,000 miles east of mainland Africa.

The Seychelles is in the Indian Ocean.

The land is either volcanic with a narrow coastal strip and a rocky, hilly interior or flat coral reefs.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of The Seychelles, also known as lines of latitude and longitude, are:-
Latitude - 4 35S
Longitude - 54 40EW

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Check the weather at the international airport now. It is 10kms south-east of Victoria


This is the time in Victoria now


seychelles The flag of The Seychelles is five rays spreading out from the lower flag pole corner. The bands are blue, yellow, red, white and green. The rays represent a dynamic new country moving into the future. Blue represents sky and sea, yellow the sun giving light and life, red the peoples' determination to work for the future in unity and love, white social justice and harmony, and green the land and natural environment.

The capital of The Seychelles is Victoria.

The Seychelles is a presidential republic with a president as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in The Seychelles is the Seychelles rupee. The Seychelles is a member of the Commonwealth.

Seychellois Creole, English and French are the official languages.

Hear the National Anthem


These are the anthem words


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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in The Seychelles to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of The Seychelles is 455 sq kms which is the smallest in Africa.

The Seychelles has no lakes, rivers and canals.

The Seychelles has no boundries with another country.

The Seychelles has a coastline of 491 kms which is the 25th longest in Africa.

The highest point in The Seychelles is Morne Seychellois at 905 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. seychelles
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People

The total population of The Seychelles is 94,633 people, making it the smallest country in Africa by population.

Of this number 45,867 are females and 48,766 are males.

A person from The Seychelles is called a Seychellois.

To be a citizen of The Seychelles, one of your parents must be a citizen of The Seychelles. It is not sufficient to be born in The Seychelles. You have to live in The Seychelles for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in The Seychelles, by population are:-

  • Victoria 22,881 people
  • Anse Boileau 4,183
  • Bel Ombre 4,163
  • Beau Vallon 4,142
  • Cascade 4,088
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. seychellesEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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56.7% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in The Seychelles is 13.4 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in The Seychelles is 7.0 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 7.2 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 12.1 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 36.5 and for males is 35.3. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 11.7. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 8.5. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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The Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.95 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 3.6 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

14.0% of the population are estimated as obese.

95.7% of the urban population and 95.7% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

98.4% of the urban population and 98.4% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer, a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The Seychelles releases 1.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 37th highest in Africa.
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Education

The Seychelles spends 4.4% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in The Seychelles. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the middle of January and finishes at the beginning of December. There is usually a 3 week break from the middle of April and a 4 week break from the middle of August.

92.3% of females and 91.4% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

10.9% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 11.4% are unemployed while with males 10.5% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in The Seychelles is 47,210.

seychellesThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
3.0% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 7 paved airports in The Seychelles, which is the 32nd highest number in Africa.
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There are no railways in The Seychelles.
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There are 508 kilometres of roads in The Seychelles, which means The Seychelles is in 53rd place for the most kilometres of roads in Africa.
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There is 1 major national newspapers in The Seychelles.

There are 187,282 mobile phone users.

21% of the people have a fixed landline.

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52,664 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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