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 one of Canada’s top modern day adventurers Markus Pukonen |29 July 2021

Nation 29 Jul 2021
One of Canada’s top modern day adventurers, Markus Pukonen has now walked, pogo-sticked, canoed, trimaranned, hand cycled, tricycled, kayaked, fat biked, rafted, skied, biked, rowed, sailed and danced his way 45,000 kilometres across the planet from Toronto, Canada to Seychelles ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

Escape to Maldives every Saturday with Air Seychelles |27 July 2021

Nation 27 Jul 2021
Planning your long awaited getaway to a quarantine-free destination? Looking to enjoy a laid back peaceful atmosphere with added comfort? Look no further as Air Seychelles brings Maldives closer to you!. The Seychelles flag carrier has announced ... Press release from Air Seychelles....

Seychelles’ first talent booking agency launched |26 July 2021

Nation 26 Jul 2021
With a bid to ensure more professionalism within the creative industries, a newly opened business, Talent Booking Seychelles, was officially launched on Friday. Talent Booking Seychelles (TBS) is the first and only local talent booking agency with an online database connecting and ......

Dazzling Seychelles footage to lure visitors from Romania |26 July 2021

Nation 26 Jul 2021
The filming trip was facilitated through a collaboration between the Tourism Seychelles and Eturia, the tour operator behind the recent charters from Romania ... She added that the TV features on Seychelles will help to boost holidaymakers’ confidence in booking a Seychelles holiday and to make use of the direct charters to the destination....

Seychelles welcomes relaxation of travel restrictions by France |20 July 2021

Nation 20 Jul 2021
Seychelles saw a 92% drop in visitors from France following the onset of the pandemic ... It will definitely bring back some confidence on the market amongst the travel trade and help to secure new reservations for Seychelles, whilst securing some forward bookings for the second half of the summer holidays ... Press release from Tourism Seychelles....

Seychelles, romance capital of the Indian Ocean |15 July 2021

Nation 15 Jul 2021
Newlyweds account for almost 1 in 10 visitors to Seychelles Islands in 2021. The numbers speak loud for the exotic Indian Ocean archipelago, with almost 5,000 people choosing to make Seychelles their wedding or honeymoon destination so far this year ‒ showcasing how Seychelles remains a preferred destination for travellers from across the globe....

Qatar Airways and Tourism Seychelles launch strategic marketing partnership to support tourism recovery |14 July 2021

Nation 14 Jul 2021
Airline increases flights to daily in anticipation of surge of bookings as global travel restrictions ease ... In anticipation of the increased demand for travel to Seychelles, Qatar Airways has increased its flights to the island destination from three weekly to daily ... The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde stated....

Seychelles records 50,000th visitor since March 25 re-opening |13 July 2021

Nation 13 Jul 2021
There is much to celebrate in the Seychelles islands this July ... While a far cry still from the 38,910 visitors of December 2019, the bumper 384,204 arrivals of that year and tourism earnings which in 2019 accounted for 76% of total inflows, figures from the Central Bank of Seychelles show that recovery, although fragile, is well under way....

Commemorative book on Seychelles’ 250-year history officially launched |10 July 2021

Nation 10 Jul 2021
‘A History of Seychelles from its Origins to Present Day’ is the title of a commemorative book on Seychelles’ 250-year history which was officially launched at State House yesterday morning ... The commemorative book narrating Seychelles’ history from pre-recorded era up to modern ......

Skydiving Seychelles Skydiving Centre set to welcome local and foreign ‘adrenaline junkies’ |08 July 2021

Nation 08 Jul 2021
Anyone interested in jumping must call to book an appointment ... With that being said, if you happen to find yourself on Praslin Island and are feeling a little adventurous, call Fly Seychelles Skydiving Centre +248 2639300 or book online at and let their team show you what it is really like to fly....

Pentecostal Assembly gets theological books |07 July 2021

Nation 07 Jul 2021
The Seychelles Bible Society (SBS) officially handed over some theological books to the Pentecostal Assembly of Seychelles yesterday at the Pentecostal Assembly Church at Riverside ... “We are fortunate to receive these books as the young people always ask for the original scriptures....

Chat with Seychellois author Audrey Lavigne |02 July 2021

Nation 02 Jul 2021
When I was a teenager, I used to write short stories and poems, and one of my stories was told out loud on the Seychelles radio when I was 12, and I wish that one day I could hear it again so that I can turn it into a book, because sadly I have lost it ... My books are available for ......

45 years of Seychelles NATION |28 June 2021

Nation 28 Jun 2021
“This is when the then more pamphlet-like Seychelles Bulletin evolved into NATION, the first issue of which was published to mark Independence Day ... “They even provided training in book writing and design and assisted in producing books about Seychelles published by Seychelles NATION highlighting the country’s development....