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Seychelles Islands
Seychelles Islands

Island Hopping

Seychelles is home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises.
Photo by Alessandro Russo

SEYCHELLES

Africa

SEYCHELLES

Africa

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Capital: Victoria

Location: archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar

Government: Republic of Seychelles

Currency: Seychelles rupees (SCR)

Area: 455 sq km

Population: 96,387 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Seychellois Creole (official) 89.1%, English (official) 5.1%, French (official) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 10.5% (Anglican 6.1%, Pentecostal Assembly 1.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.2%, other Protestant 1.7%), other Christian 2.4%, Hindu 2.4%, Muslim 1.6%, other non-Christian 1.1%, unspecified 4.8%, none 0.9% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+4

Tel Code: +248

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