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: 191,650 (2014)

Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

Major Ethic 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

  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: President Faure Addresses the National Assembly - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure addressed the Seychelles National Assembly during a Sitting at Ile Du Port this morning.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Seychelles Wins 'Best Island' in Africa and Middle East for 2nd Straight Year - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has won the award for 'Best Island in Africa and the Middle East' by 'Travel + Leisure' for the second consecutive year.
  • Wed - Jul 19, 2017: Appointment of the Board of the Financial Services Authority - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has announced the composition of the new Board of the Financial Services Authority, whose term of appointment takes effect today, 18th July, for a period of three years. The Chairperson of the Board will be Mr Suketu Patel.
  • Wed - Jul 19, 2017: Basketball Player in France Realising His Dream - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' first professional basketball player was in his home country recently with a group of other professionals to headline a basketball camp for aspiring players.
  • Tue - Jul 18, 2017: Air Seychelles Pilots Commended for Averting Possible Crash - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles has commended one of its pilots and a co-pilot for action described as heroic after the two prevented what could have been a major air disaster in the Indian Ocean.