Seychelles

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INFORMATION

Capital: Victoria

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Danny Faure

Economy:

  • Economic growth has been fueled by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing.

Population: 94,633 (2018)

Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mixed French
  • African
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Arab
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 82.3%
  • Protestant: 7.5% (Anglican: 6.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.1%)
  • Other Christian: 3.4%
  • Hindu: 2.1%
  • Muslim: 1.1%
  • Other non-Christian: 1.5%
  • Unspecified: 1.5%
  • None: 0.6%

Language(s):

  • Creole: 91.8%
  • English (official): 4.9%
  • Other: 3.1%
  • Unspecified: 0.2%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Door-to-Door Campaign in Seychelles Gets the Unemployed Jobs - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Officers from the employment department are going door-to-door in Seychelles to meet with people who are not working in order to help them find employment. The program has been credited with helping lower the unemployment rate to 2.1 percent for 2018.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Report On and Design of New Dam in Seychelles to Be Ready in January - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] The final feasibility report and detailed design of a new dam to be built in Grand Anse Mahe, a western Mahe district, is expected to be ready in January next year, said a project officer.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Seychelles Testing Drones to Monitor Waters for Illegal Fishing, Potentially Lowering Costs - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles Air Force pilots have received initial training to operate drones that will be used to monitor illegal fishing activities in the waters of the island nation.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: New Chairperson of Electoral Commission Sworn in - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, witnessed the appointment of the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Seychelles, Mr Danny Lucas, during a swearing-in ceremony held at State House this morning.
  • Tue - Apr 23, 2019: Project Will Add Space for Live Waterfront Music in Capital City of Seychelles - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Adding a touch of live entertainment to Victoria - the capital city of the Seychelles - is the aim of a waterfront project that will be completed in four months, according to the mayor of Victoria.