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 dazzles the city of Milan at the 40th BIT | 22 February 2020

Nation 22 Feb 2020
Staying true to STB’s mandate the team increased the destination’s visibility through sharing information on its offerings to visitors and updating trade partners on recent developments and upcoming projects in view of enticing the Italian public to book their next holiday in Seychelles....

A Shift in the Water

Indian Express 08 Feb 2020
The book covers Djibouti, Mauritius, Seychelles, the Maldives, Myanmar, as well as a host of island territories in Indian, French and Australian possession — the attention to France is particularly noteworthy, given how little attention its interests in the Indian Ocean have received in India until quite recently....

TRNUC wraps up this week’s hearing session | 08 February 2020

Nation 08 Feb 2020
He said that the way Mr Ferrari took it, in reference made in his book, one gets the idea that the whole of RTS was encircled that day in response to the death of Mr Hoareau thus taking the time line as proven to him (Mr Ferrari) that his murder was linked with Seychelles....

Interview with Sportsman of the Year 2019 Rodney Govinden | 06 February 2020

Nation 06 Feb 2020
After his two worst finishes – 10th and 11th places – were discarded, he finished with a nett score of 22 points, enough to bring home the gold medal and book his trip to Tokyo ... She tried to give us everything we asked for in relation to sailing, like books and watersports clothing....

Seychelles Tourism Trade partners urged to give preferential terms to tourists from China | 01 ...

Nation 01 Feb 2020
Subsequent to the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the Ministry of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) have urged its local partners to consider advising all clients from China who were planning to visit Seychelles for the next coming months to withdraw their bookings until the outbreak is brought under control....

Tourism minister starts visits to small hotels and guesthouses | 01 February 2020

Nation 01 Feb 2020
These small hotels have been on the increase in recent years and there are presently over 600 of them operating in Seychelles ... These tourism establishments also noted the issue on which they have to pay commission fees to booking platforms, such as, and then also have to pay 15% taxes in Seychelles ... Elsie Pointe ....

At Eden Art Space Gallery | 22 January 2020

Nation 22 Jan 2020
“The nature and environment in Seychelles is very rich and rich in colours that are vibrant and jump out at you ... “The biggest piece started with just a sketch because I was here about two years ago for the launch of the book Art in Seychelles and then I went to La Digue thrilled and with the idea in my head that I would be able to put on a show....

SSPCA rolls out first dog sterilisation campaign for the year | 17 January 2020

Nation 17 Jan 2020
According to Jimmy Marie, the animal welfare officer at the Seychelles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA), the day started out slow and some of the 136 bookings did not show up ... Mr Marie advised all those who have booked their appointments to respect the time of their appointments....

Seychellois author Jennifer Toussaint-Cali publishes first novel, Shattered Glass, with bookstore giant Amazon | 16 ...

Nation 16 Jan 2020
There are a lot of hard realities in the book, including human trafficking, sex trafficking, political abuse and more,” Mrs Toussaint-Cali told Seychelles NATION in an interview yesterday ... Furthermore, Mrs Toussaint-Cali says she wanted to get the book published for her country and for her achievements to reflect on Seychelles....

January flight sale: deals on Emirates and Etihad

The National 10 Jan 2020
A post shared by The Seychelles Islands (@visitseychelles) on Nov 29, 2019 at 6.00am PST. Travellers planning a tropical holiday can book flights to Bali from Dh2,495, the Seychelles from Dh2,995 or Mauritius from Dh3,595 ... Travellers can also book cut-price tickets to New York, Rome, Shanghai, Bangkok, Amsterdam and Tokyo....

Seychelles Tourism Board highlights 2019 | 31 December 2019

Nation 31 Dec 2019
A memorable event remains the beauty of the destination, which has been celebrated in a book titled ‘Seychelles travel book – A Young Ornithologist’s Travel Journal’ written by an 11-year-old aspiring Italian ornithologist from Acquapendente, Francesco Barberini, in his third book....

Year 2019 news highlights | 31 December 2019

Nation 31 Dec 2019
Two healthy baby girls are born at the Seychelles Hospital, Mont Fleuri ... Theresa Tomking, one of Seychelles’ centenarians, passes away at the age of 100 ... In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Central Bank of Seychelles launches a commemorative book, detailing the history and numerous milestones of the institution over the past four decades....

President Faure receives ‘Refugee’ author Flavien Joubert | 18 December 2019

Nation 18 Dec 2019
He said that he has omitted all atrocities that happened during his experience as a refugee but one has to read the book to understand why they were omitted ... “The book is a gift for the young people of Seychelles,” Mr Joubert said, noting that there are a lot of pedagogical lessons to be learned by the youngsters....