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SEYCHELLES: Country of Islands

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Seychelles is one of the most idyllic countries to visit for a vacation. It is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.Lying on the northeast of Madagascar and about 1,500 km east of the mainland of Africa, the country is blessed with numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as many rare animals including the giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahe, is a hub for visiting the other islands and also plays host to the capital city of Victoria.

Capital: Victoria

President: Danny Faura

Currency: Seychellois rupee

Continent: Africa

Population: 95,843 (2017) World Bank

Official languages: French, English, Seselwa

Number of Islands –115 islands

Major Islands: Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.

Number of miles from mainland Africa – 932 Miles

Year of Independence –1976

Average high temperature in May, one of the best months to visit) – 30C

Average Overseas visitors each year – 300,000 (19,000 come from the UK)

Percentage of the population working in the tourism Industry –15%

Number of species of birds that live on the islands – 275

Percentage of country covered in forest – 88%

LAST LINE: 114.6 litres of beer per capita are drunk each year (only the Czech Republic consumes more)

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