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 Rising Lions Club donates books to Cancer Concern Association |18 October 2021

Nation 18 Oct 2021
The Seychelles Rising Lions Club has made a donation of books to the Cancer Concern Association (CCA) of Seychelles which will be forwarded to the oncology unit at the Seychelles Hospital....

Seven travel spots that are no longer on the red list – and the best ...

Metro UK 11 Oct 2021
Thinking of a trip away? (Picture. Getty). Holidays to a plethora of destinations are back on ... But which travel hotspots are now an option again? ... Inside the Marbella estate where Boris Johnson is holidaying (that you can book for £22k) ... Seychelles ... Plan ahead and book a 2022 summer holiday to the Seychelles and make the most of some brilliant discounts....

Sheikh Mohammed visits Seychelles, Montenegro pavilions

Khaleej Times 10 Oct 2021
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today toured a number of pavilions at the Sustainability District at Expo 2020 including those of Seychelles and Montenegro ... Sheikh Mohammed thanks creators who brought his book to life....

Air Seychelles Enters Administration: What That Means

Simple Flying 06 Oct 2021
Today, the government of Seychelles has appointed two administrators to scrutinize the books of the national carrier and advise on the next course of action ... “The administrators will able to do one of three things after they have gone through the company’s books, which ......

Condor launches flights to Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives

Algeria Times 06 Oct 2021
Condor announced it has launched flights to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives, three of the most popular destinations in the Indian Ocean ... To the Seychelles on Fridays, starting from €259,99 ... The Seychelles off the east coast of Africa inspire with beaches like from a picture book....

Women’s sailing festival ‘Steering the Course’ ‘Women and girls, believe in yourselves and start sailing ...

Nation 06 Oct 2021
Seychelles NATION.First of all what inspired you to take up sailing? ... Seychelles NATION.Tell us a bit more about yourself ... Seychelles needs more women and girl sailors and it is never too late to learn in my books! We in Seychelles have a great opportunity to sail, don’t get stuck on a buoy Believe in yourself and start sailing today! .......

Sand, sea and cities - the most popular destinations South Africans will travel to this ...

Independent online (SA) 02 Oct 2021
Thompsons Holidays, say they’ve been inundated with festive holiday bookings ... Adolphe added that bookings have increased compared to last year’s festive period ... Nasara Travels, which deals mostly with corporate travel, says their most popular bookings include Mauritius, Zanzibar, Seychelles, and Dubai, UAE.The sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai....

Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing Number 203 |21 September 2021

Nation 21 Sep 2021
For a broader perspective, Mrs Tirant-Ghérardi proposed the book entitled ‘The Seychelles Unquiet Islands’ by Marcus Franda which traces the historical background of the Seychelles from their first settlements through independence from Britain in 1976 and into the early 1980s....

Mali, Rwanda eye maiden World Cup qualification

Supersport 31 Aug 2021
</p>Kick-off is at 9pm CAT (SA,u00a0GMT+2) ... </p>Rwanda made easy work of the Seychelles (10-0 on aggregate) to book their place in the second round of qualifying for Qatar and like Mali set their sights on appearing at the showpiece for the very first time ... We are ready to give all we have....

20 visa-free countries for Nigerians plus 25 visa-on-arrival destinations

Ghana Web 20 Aug 2021
If you have a destination in mind for which you need to get a visa before you can travel, make sure you’re clued up on the conditions and requirements before you book your trip ... Seychelles ... Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Madagascar, Malawi, and Seychelles....

SeyCCAT project sets Sootina off to fly into children’s hearts   |11 August 2021

Nation 11 Aug 2021
This book has tapped into the need to engage with children to carry on the torch for the conservation of Seychelles through children’s tales ... A copy of the book Sootina’s Story has already been gifted to President Wavel Ramkalawan and will be available for purchase in Seychelles at R100....

New Book Explores History, Fauna of Seychelles' Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve

All Africa 08 Aug 2021
A first book providing the history and the plants in the Fond Ferdinand nature reserve on Seychelles' second-most populated island of Praslin is now available from author Steen G. Hansen .......