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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Teachers learn more about ‘Open Educational Resources’ and ICT in education |21 May 2022

Nation 21 May 2022
“We came up with the proposal where we would help develop 37 open text books, all the 37 courses which Sidol (Seychelles Institute for Distance & Open Learning) intends to offer particularly for O’level and A’level,” Dr Mishra said....

Interview with Daniel Guimaraes, Director of Operations, Club Med Indian Ocean |19 May 2022

Nation 19 May 2022
‘We firmly believe in Seychelles’. When Club Med opened its resort in Seychelles on April 21, 2021, the mega hotel group took a huge gamble to start its operations during an ongoing sanitary crisis which had brought the hospitality industry to its knees worldwide ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

People looking to spend more, travel longer, says report

Gulf Daily News 09 May 2022
Remote work and increase in hotel bookings ... People can work from anywhere and are booking more hotel stays based on their new remote work destination ... UAE, KSA, Maldives, United Kingdom, Georgia, Turkey, Serbia, Seychelles. Average Airfares and average booking value 2022 ... Most booked destinations....

VacationVIP, LLC Announces Expansion of Call Center Operations in Orlando, Florida; Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City

Victoria Advocate 02 May 2022
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