Seychelles is officially the republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago Island country consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean eastern of Somali Sea. Its capital and largest city is Victoria. Seychellois Creoles make more than 90 % of the population followed by British. The most widely practiced religion in Seychelles is Christianity with 90 % of population followed by Hinduism.
This country gained its independence from Britain on 29 June 1976, this means like former United Kingdom’s colony, English is the official language.
Seychelles has the highest nominal capita GDP of any African country. After Mauritius, it has the highest Human Development Index of any African country. World Bank classified this country together with Mauritius as high-income country.
Seychelles is a member of Southern African Development Community, Commonwealth, African Union and the United Nations.
According to data from World Bank Seychelles literacy is 98.971, the highest in Africa, with a population of 98,462 in 2020.
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Did you know that Bird Island is home to the heaviest land tortoise living in the wild, Esmeralda, who weighs up to 304 kg?
Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, is the smallest capital in the world and can be easily explored on foot in less than a day.
The native Coco de mer, also known as the sea coconut or double coconut, produces the heaviest (about 15 kg) and the largest seed in the world.
Scope Owl or Syer, a bare legged owl is so rare that it was thought to have been extinct, only to be rediscovered in 1959. You can find it at the Morne Seychellois National Park.
Almost half of the limited land mass is occupied by national parks and reserves.
Seychelles is home to the world’s largest land crab, coconut crab.
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