The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area
of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million km² in the
western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of legendary beauty
that extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and
which lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa. Of
these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands
on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef
islands of the Outer Islands.
The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the
main island of Mahé, home to the international airport and the capital,
Victoria, and its satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, theseInner
Islandsform the cultural and
economic hub of the nation and contain the majority of Seychelles’
tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.
This section provides comprehensive information about the geography,
climate, history, society, government, people, language, religion,
culture, cuisine, recipes, arts, architecture, folklore, flora and fauna
of Seychelles, and the 6 island groups that, together, make up
Seychelles’ Inner andOuter
Islandsand lastly about
investing in Seychelles.
Round Island (Praslin)
St. Joseph Atoll
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