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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Exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling author, Taran Matharu, during Seychelles holiday | 18 ...

Nation 18 Oct 2019
“The tropical environment, the wildlife, the plight of the coral reefs and how Seychelles is leading the charge in their preservation will all likely make their way into my books.” ... is leading the charge in their preservation will all likely make their way into my books....

How to fly business class to the Seychelles for £1,138 return

The Independent 18 Oct 2019
return business class flights to the Seychelles for £1,138. British Airways is offering these business class fares to the Seychelles as companion fares, meaning you need to book at least two tickets to get the deal price ... How to book ... Book a stay at the Temple-Écrins hut, where workers recently wrapped up three years of renovations....

The incessant importance of print publications in a digital age | 14 October 2019

Nation 14 Oct 2019
Seychelles NATION ... Audio books are great for the car for kids or people who are unable to read due to an illness/eyesight problem. Some people prefer audio books if they are pushed for time so they can listen on the go; often you find people interested in nonfiction or business books tend to prefer audio books. Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

Penalty shootout victories for Gambia and Chad

BE Soccer 13 Oct 2019
The other two preliminary round second legs were less nerve jangling with South Sudan winning away to the Seychelles and Sao Tome e Principe at home against Mauritius to book group places ... the Seychelles and won the return match in Victoria via a Joseph Nyuar goal on 71 minutes....

Justice MacGregor launches new book entitled ‘History of the Court of Appeal’ | 10 October 2019

Nation 10 Oct 2019
The reason behind the book said Justice MacGregor is that “when I completed ten years as president of the Court of Appeal, it coincided with the 40 years anniversary of the Court of Appeal in Seychelles and this was the right time for me to pen down my memories in this court as I also started as a young lawyer in the Court of Appeal 40 years back....

Air Seychelles launches new and improved website | 26 September 2019

Nation 26 Sep 2019
Air Seychelles, has this week launched its new and improved website via ... Charles Johnson, chief commercial officer of Air Seychelles, said. “The launch of our new website will enable Air Seychelles to enhance its online travel offering at all touch points....

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....

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