Seychelles - Republic of Seychelles (République des Seychelles)
Island country in East Africa. Located in the western part of the Indian Ocean just south of the equator, about 1,600 kilometers east of the African continent, north of Madagascar. The republic consists of 115 islands, of which only 33 are inhabited. There are a lot of small coral islands.
Paradise in the Indian Ocean, which will offer visitors a complete privacy and absolute tranquility, the rhythm of life. An ideal place for people who love the sea - around the archipelago there are many exceptionally beautiful diving spots, and its 115 islands coast are washed by the waves on any surfer taste. In addition, they come here yachting, sea fishing and exclusive beach holiday without the frills.
The location, grounds and landscape
The country's territory is 455 km². The largest island - Mahe (142 square kilometers).
According to the geological structure Seychelles are divided into granite and coral. 42 granite islands group, a total area of 243.7 square kilometers, include Mahe island (142 square kilometers, the highest point in the entire archipelago - 905 m), Praslin (45 sq km), La Digue, Silhouette and others. All granite island group deleted from Mahe not more than 50-70 miles. Most of the settlements and the main economic activity in the archipelago are concentrated on the coasts of the islands.
Population: about 90 thousand people.
Biggest cities: Mahe, Silhouette, Praslin, La Digue.
Languages: French, English, and Seychelles.
Religion: Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh-day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%.
Time zone: UTC +4.
Calling code: +248.
Currency: Seychelles Rupee.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard.