Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

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President’s Village receives new books from Constance Ephelia Resort | 17 September 2019

Nation 17 Sep 2019
General manager of Constance Ephelia Resort Seychelles Stephen Duchene presented the books stating the importance of books towards brain development in youngsters ... You are responsible for making choices with regards to your personal development so I hope you will make the most of these books,” Mr Duchene noted....

Ministry of Education receives donation of books from Shanghai | 14 September 2019

Nation 14 Sep 2019
As part of the twinning exchange programme between Shanghai and Victoria , a high-level delegation of 12 officials from the Shanghai Province in China made a donation of books yesterday to the Ministry of Education ... As a token of appreciation, Minister Simeon gave Mrs Yin a book on Seychelles....

2019 African Tourism Leadership Forum | 05 September 2019

Nation 05 Sep 2019
PS Renaud encourages other states to take a leaf out of Seychellesbook. Principal secretary for civil aviation, ports and marine Alan Renaud has encouraged other states to take a leaf out of Seychellesbook in terms of tourism ...Seychelles has an area of only 455 square kilometres, of which half are protected....

Creole scripts to be used for first time in dramatisation of folktales | 30 August 2019

Nation 30 Aug 2019
For the very first time in Seychelles, Creole scripts are to start being used for the drama syllabus followed by students at the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts ... This was said by the director of Performing Arts, Pierre Joseph, during the following interview with the Seychelles NATION. Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

OneSeychellescertificateregistration2019 One Seychelles officially registered | 17 August 2019

Nation 17 Aug 2019
The presentation of the documents which sees One Seychelles in the books of register of political parties, was attended by the party’s secretary general Peter Sinon, treasurer Vincent Padayachy and committee members Justin François and Jean-Claude Denis ... The One Seychelles executive committee consists of 12 members....

Air Seychelles introduces Africa’s first A320neo to the capital of Gauteng | 14 August 2019

Nation 14 Aug 2019
Air Seychelles’ brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft has operated its official flight between Seychelles and the capital of Gauteng, Johannesburg ... To further build on the strong presence established in South Africa and in support of the national airline, key representatives from the Seychelles Tourism Board office also joined the event....

An insight into why you may always feel tired and how to reenergize yourself | ...

Nation 14 Aug 2019
Dr Farook is a medical officer at the Seychelles Hospital and the editor in chief for Seychelles’ only medical magazine – The Pulse (Doctors4DoctorsSeychelles). She is also the author of ‘What Your Soul Already Knows’ - a self-help book about attaining happiness and resilience in the face of adversity ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

Air Seychelles welcomes ‘Veuve’, first A320neo in Africa | 03 August 2019

Nation 03 Aug 2019
Air Seychelles expects to undertake a thorough investigation in the matter. In his speech to mark the occasion, Mr Althuis stated that the arrival of the A320neo marks a new beginning as Air Seychelles writes a new chapter in its history book ... The Paradise Flycatcher needs us as much as we need them and so too is it for the Air Seychelles.”....

Steen Hansen writes new book on Seychelles National Biodiversity Centre | 29 July 2019

Nation 29 Jul 2019
Hansen has written yet another book about one of Seychelles’ nature hotspots – the National Biodiversity Centre situated at Barbarons. The book has been written together with forestry officer at the Seychelles National Parks Authority, Damien Doudee and with a preface by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley....

Volleyball - Women’s team book place in final | 26 July 2019

Nation 26 Jul 2019
Then Seychelles decided to press on the accelerator to win the first set 25-19 ... Seychelles had to keep chasing the score in the fourth set and although they applied some little pressure towards the end, it was not enough as Madagascar booked their place in the final with a 25-20 fourth set win....

Basketball - Seychelles beat Maldives in consolation match | 25 July 2019

Nation 25 Jul 2019
Seychelles were drawn alongside Reunion and Mayotte. In their inaugural match, the players of coach Michel Malbrook were humiliated by Reunion with a severe 20-73 defeat, while in their second match against Mayotte, Seychelles bounced back from the thrashing to win 54-41 and book a place in the semifinal....

10th Indian Ocean Islands Games (IOIG), Mauritius July 19 to 28 | 25 July 2019

Nation 25 Jul 2019
Seychelles will also be action in the men’s doubles after Kervin Ghislain and Jie Luo booked their semifinal spot with a 2-1 victory over Mohamed Rasheed and Ibrahim Shamiu of Maldives....

Soroptimist Club sponsors specialist to help School for the Exceptional Child | 18 July 2019

Nation 18 Jul 2019
Mrs Ah Moye said that Soroptimist Seychelles hoped these books will help in the development of the children and also praised the staff of the School for the Exceptional Child for their dedication and hard work ... The PS also noted that the school has other sponsors such as the Seychelles Petroleum Company (Seypec) which has adopted the school....