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Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland 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. Seychelles, with an estimated population of 86,525, has the smallest population of any African state. It also has the highest Human Development Index in Africa, but also the highest income inequality in the world, as measured by the Gini index.


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Seychelles Country Information

Capital and largest city Victoria
4°37′S 55°27′E
Official languages

French
English
Seychellois Creole

Vernacular languages Seychellois Creole
Ethnic groups (2000)

93.2% Seychellois Creole
3.0% British
1.8% French
0.5% Chinese
0.3% Indian
1.2% others

Demonym

Seychellois
Seychelloise
Seselwa (Creole)

Government Unitary representative presidential republic
- President James Michel
- Vice President Danny Faure
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
- from the United Kingdom 29 June 1976
Area
- Total 451 km2 (197th)
174 sq mi
- Water (%) negligible
Population
- 2009 estimate 84,000 (195th)
- Density 186.2/km2 (60th)
482.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
- Total $2.245 billion
- Per capita $24,726
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
- Total $1.014 billion
- Per capita $11,170
HDI (2011) Increase 0.773 (high / 52nd)
Currency Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Time zone SCT (UTC+4)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+4)
Drives on the left
Calling code +248
ISO 3166 code SC
Internet TLD .sc

 

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