Seychelles

Seychelles Overview

The Seychelles consists of about 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, which scattered over 400,000 square miles. The islands of Seychelles lie south of the equator, about 1,000 miles east of the African mainland.

The largest island, Mahe, covers 59 square miles and has approximately 85 percent of the population living on it. Most of the rest live on the next largest islands, Praslin and La Digue. Many of the smaller islands are uninhabited. The United Kingdom ruled Seychelles from 1814 until 1976, when it became independent.

The Seychelles provides plenty of diving opportunities; you can dive amongst the 800 species of fish in the island waters, or if you prefer you can just relax on one of the many golden sandy beaches.

CLIMATE

The Seychelles has a hot, moist climate. Annual temperatures average from 75 to 86 °F (24 to 30 °C). The average annual rainfall ranges from 52 inches on some of the coral islands to 92 inches on Mahe.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Victoria
POPULATION: 82,247
LANGUAGE: Creole, English
CURRENCY: Seychelles Rupee
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +248
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +4