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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Research institute for peace and diplomacy |11 August 2022

Nation 11 Aug 2022
This is why, five years ago, the University of Seychelles (UniSey) established a new research institute for peace and diplomacy (with the acronym PDRI) ... Next month will see the publication of a book on the Chinese community in Seychelles, an illustration of how different ethnicities can live in peace, one with another....

Chat with new Seychellois author Marsha Parcou |09 August 2022

Nation 09 Aug 2022
The launch of the book will be on Saturday August 13 and Seychelles NATION had a chat with the new author to know more about her new venture. Seychelles NATION. After being a coach for many, now you are launching your book ... Although I love writing and journaling, I never thought about writing and publishing my own book ... Seychelles NATION....

New issue of Seychelles Research Journal out |03 August 2022

Nation 03 Aug 2022
Mafia connections because one of the topics in the new issue of Seychelles Research Journal is a review of Ian McAteer’s new book on the recent history of Seychelles, in which he tells a fascinating story that is in many ways more suited to fiction than fact ... of Seychelles, need all the help they can get....

The Children House pupils donate their loved items to Seychelles Alzheimer’s Foundation |28 July 2022

Nation 28 Jul 2022
Eighty-two children from The Children House Montessori have donated some of their loved toys, books, puzzles and even clothes to the Seychelles Alzheimer’s Foundation (SAF) ... Statistics wise, Captain Savy said there might be around 2000 to 2500 people living with some forms of dementia in Seychelles....

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