Overview of Seychelles Islands

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Officially name: Republic of Seychelles

Capital: Victoria

Largest city: Victoria

Official languages: French, English, Seychellois Creole

Government: Republic

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Seychelles is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.


Total 451 km2 (197th)
Water (%) negligible


2009 estimate 84,000 (195th)
Density 186.2/km2 (60th)
482.7/sq mi

Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR)

Time zone

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+4)

Drives on the left

Internet TLD: .sc

Calling code: 248