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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Does Somali Piracy Hold Security Lessons for the Gulf of Guinea?

The Maritime Executive 22 Jan 2021
A book released in October of last year titled “Capacity Building for Maritime Security ... Take the case of resource-rich countries in Western Indian Ocean such as South Africa - whose institutions have the capacity to handle maritime threats - as opposed to Kenya and Seychelles, which still depend on external assistance....

Master List Of Destinations Coordinating Simple Covid-19 Testing

The Buffalo News 20 Jan 2021
While some are affordable or even free, others could tack $200 or more per person to your budget and deter you from booking that quick getaway ... The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers antigen testing for $50; guests who book a “We’ve Got You Covered” package of four or more nights receive testing for free ... Pre-bookings are required....

Arts and culture review | 31 December 2020

Nation 31 Dec 2020
Work on the website started last year (2019) with the aim of bringing the Seychelles National Museum closer to the community and visitors ... ‘The Million Petalled Flower of Being Here’ is a book launched by Martin Kennedy depicting his work of arts in various media such as paintings, photography and sculpture during his time in Seychelles....

Chat with Pierre Savy, author of the book Cook & Share | 28 December 2020

Nation 28 Dec 2020
Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... So did you come back to Seychelles to sell the book, will it be available in libraries and bookshops? ... Also we hope the book provides people, especially people of Seychelles, with ideas on what to cook, be it for a small dinner with the family or a big gathering....

Seychelles takes measures to address threat of new variant of Covid-19 | 23 December 2020

Nation 23 Dec 2020
... to Seychelles ... Why taking so long to put a ban on visitors coming from the UK when other countries in the region have already took these measures? Dr Gédéon explained that British Airways already has two scheduled flights to Seychelles per week and they already had flights booked....

Oh come all to Aride Special Reserve | 23 December 2020

Nation 23 Dec 2020
It is home to the largest number of breeding seabird species at any location in Seychelles with the world’s largest population of Tropical Shearwater and Lesser Noddy, including the Seychelles’ largest population of Roseate Tern ... Aride is also home to a variety of endemic land birds, plants and reptiles in Seychelles....

Martin Kennedy launches new book | 15 December 2020

Nation 15 Dec 2020
A new book entitled ‘The Million Petalled Flower of Being Here’ by Martin Kennedy was officially launched yesterday. The book – comprising a mixture of photographs, collages and paintings – was launched in a brief but significant ceremony at the Seychelles Institute of Art and Design (Siad) at Anse Royale....

Seychelles Digital Day gives Brazil a taste of 'Another World’ | 12 December 2020

Nation 12 Dec 2020
Eric Renard from Creole Travel Services spoke about the company’s online booking system which allows visitors to plan out their entire holiday and reminded the crowd that Seychelles does not only have its beautiful beaches to offer but it is also a cultural hotspot ... “We have received amazing feedback from our Seychelles Digital Day....

Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta pays courtesy call on National Assembly speaker ...

Nation 10 Dec 2020
Mrs Azaïs congratulated speaker Mancienne on his new role as the head of the National Assembly and took the opportunity to present him with a copy of her book entitled ‘Tropical Plants in Seychelles’. The book is a collection of her hand-painted artwork, which she hopes will be a ......

Tourism academy’s principal Flavien Joubert becomes full-time author | 09 December 2020

Nation 09 Dec 2020
The first book is a Creole Seafood Cookery book and was sold on Amazon, in Seychelles, France and Singapore. His second book, Exotic Cocktail from Seychelles, was published in England in 2014. The book was also on sale on Amazon, in Seychelles and the United States of America (USA)....

250th anniversary docu-movie gets rave reviews at premiere | 07 December 2020

Nation 07 Dec 2020
The book was commissioned early this year by the Seychelles government, in honour of the 250 years since the settlement of our islands ... It also explores sub-themes so it is a really interesting book which tells of our journey, the development of Seychelles over the 250 years ... It is therefore another way to market Seychelles,” PS Kalebi added....

The Voice of the Seagrass Meadows Art and Poem Competition winners rewarded | 07 December 2020

Nation 07 Dec 2020
The first prize winners won tickets for an underwater exploration sponsored by Semi-submarine Seychelles while second prize winners took home an Aldabra book each, sponsored by the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF). Third prize winners also took home a book, winning a copy of Underwater Eden, about the marine life of Seychelles....

Seychelles ISBN agency: Services to local publishers | 30 November 2020

Nation 30 Nov 2020
The International Standard Book Numbering services (ISBN) is provided by the Seychelles ISBN Agency which falls under the Seychelles National Library ... The Seychelles ISBN Agency is the sole provider of this service in the country ... The benefits of numbering books? ... books published in Seychelles under the Agency carries 99931 for Registrant Group....

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