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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Seychelles scraps outdoor mask policy |23 June 2022

Nation 23 Jun 2022
This particular move aims at making Seychelles more accessible and competitive as a destination ... As a safe holiday experience remains essential, all visitors to Seychelles will still require travel insurance in addition to their medical insurance cover and are encouraged to book their stay at a certified accommodation....

Convict makes productive use of his prison time |22 June 2022

Nation 22 Jun 2022
In an interview with the media this week to introduce his works, Mr Sarah said both the book and single will be officially released on July 18 in a ceremony at the University of Seychelles campus, Anse Royale ... “My book speaks of my life and my way of living that made me end up ......

Seychelles eyes bigger market growth from the Baltics |14 June 2022

Nation 14 Jun 2022
In other words, Seychelles should be one of the destinations trending in this region when the new booking season starts soon,” she noted ... We want to see more firm bookings translating from the many queries they get on Seychelles and definitely more people considering the destination for their next holiday,” concluded Mrs Hoareau....

Our dream holiday is at risk from passport issues

The Guardian 07 Jun 2022
My husband and I booked flights to Seychelles via Opodo for a holiday in July to ......