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About Seychelles in detail
Where is Seychelles?
Seychelles, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 4 37 S 55 27 E otherwise in Africa, in archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.
What is the capital city of Seychelles?
The capital city of Seychelles is: Victoria.
What is the time in Victoria?
It is 9 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Victoria is: UTC+4.
What is the Internet code for Seychelles?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Seychelles is: .sc
What is the size of Seychelles?
The territory of Seychelles is total: 455 sq km; land: 455 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Seychelles is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Seychelles, we can do that by covering a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Seychelles?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Seychelles is covered by water (see below), and this includes 491 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Seychelles?
The climate of Seychelles is tropical marine: humid: cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September): warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May).
Geographical data of Seychelles
The elevation of Seychelles; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Morne Seychellois 905 m.
The typical geographical details of Seychelles include Mahe Group is volcanic with a narrow coastal strip and rocky, hilly interior; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Seychelles is smallest African country; the constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 islands: 42 granitic and 113 coralline; by far the largest island is Mahe, which is home to about 90% of the population and the site of the capital city of Victoria.
Resources and land use of Seychelles
The country’s main mined products are fish, coconuts (copra), cinnamon trees. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 6.5%; arable land 2.2%; permanent crops 4.3%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 88.5%; other: 5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Seychelles
The number of inhabitants of Seychelles is 93,186 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 53.9% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Seychelles is concentrated in VICTORIA (capital) 26,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Seychelles
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab.
Spoken languages in Seychelles
The spoken languages in Seychelles are the following: Seychellois Creole (official language) 89.1%, English (official language) 5.1%, French (official language) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Seychelles?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 10.6% (Anglican 6.1%, Pentecoastal Assembly 1.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.2%, other Protestant 1.6), other Christian 2.4%, Hindu 2.4%, Muslim 1.6%, other non-Christian 1.1%, unspecified 4.8%, none 0.9% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Seychelles
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 20.19% (male 9,650 / female 9,164) 15-24 years: 13.58% (male 6,641 / female 6,016) 25-54 years: 49.36% (male 24,335 / female 21,660) 55-64 years: 9.36% (male 4,483 / female 4,235) 65 years and over: 7.51% (male 2,763 / female 4,239) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Seychelles is 0.8% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Seychelles the birth rate is 13.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Seychelles, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Seychelles, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Seychelles are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Seychelles
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Since independence in 1976, per capita output in this Indian Ocean archipelago has expanded to roughly seven times the pre-independence, near-subsistence level, moving the island into the upper-middle-income group of countries. Growth has been led by theIn recent years, the government has encouraged foreign investment to upgrade hotels and other services. At the same time, the government has moved to reduce the dependence on tourism by promoting the development of farming, fishing, and small-scale manufaIn 2008, having depleted its foreign exchange reserves, Seychelles defaulted on interest payments due on a $230 million Eurobond, requested assistance from the IMF, and immediately enacted a number of significant structural reforms, including liberalizati.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Seychelles is $1.419 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Seychelles is 4.9% (2016 estimate) 5.7% (2015 estimate) 6.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Seychelles this is $28,000 (2016 estimate) $27,000 (2015 estimate) $25,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Seychelles produces?
The main agricultural products of Seychelles are coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), copra, bananas; tuna.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fishing, tourism, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fishing, tourism, beverages.
Drinking water source in Seychelles
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.7% of the population, rural: 95.7% of the population, total: 95.7% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 4.3% of the population, rural: 4.3% of the population, total: 4.3% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Seychelles
In Seychelles, the average number of delivery is 1.86 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Seychelles
The average age of the population is total: 34.9 years; male: 34.4 years, female: 35.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Seychelles it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Seychelles is 1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Seychelles. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Seychelles a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Seychelles
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Seychelles density of the hospital beds is 3.6 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Seychelles the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Seychelles the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Seychelles is 26.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Seychelles? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Seychelles are lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare; occasional short droughts.
More interesting facts about Seychelles
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Single-party rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was reelected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011 and again in December 2015.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Seychelles: 29 June 1976 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Seychelles
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, five oblique bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, red, white, and green (bottom) radiating from the bottom of the hoist side; the oblique bands are meant to symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future; blue represents sky and sea, yellow the sun giving light and life, red the peoples’ determination to work for the future in unity and love, white social justice and harmony, green the land and natural environment.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Seychelles: coco de mer (sea coconut); national colors: blue, yellow, red, white, green.
Constitution of Seychelles
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Seychelles?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Seychelles is mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Seychelles, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (up to 35 seats – the Assembly elected in September 2016 has 33 members; 25 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and up to 10 members elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 8-10 September 2016 (next to be held in 2021); note – the National Assembly was dissolved in July 2011 resulting in early electionselection results: percent of vote by party – LDS 49.6%, PL 49.2%, other 1.2%; seats by party – LDS 19, PL 14.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Seychelles
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Seychelles the labor force is 39,560 (2006 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Seychelles is total: 10.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 12.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Seychelles is 3% (2014 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Seychelles, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 4.7% highest 10%: 15.4% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Seychelles, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Seychelles, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 4.7% highest 10%: 15.4% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Seychelles
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Seychelles is; revenues: $487.3 million, expenditures: $457.3 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 34.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Seychelles is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Seychelles
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.5% (2016 estimate), 4% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 12.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Seychelles
Seychelles, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Seychelles is: $422.3 million (2016 estimate), $449.4 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: canned tuna, frozen fish, petroleum products (reexports).
The most important imported products are machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals, other manufactured goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: Saudi Arabia 22.5%, Spain 11.1%, Singapore 7.4%, China 4.5%, South Africa 4.1%, France 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Seychelles
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Seychelles, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Seychelles, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Seychelles; effective systemdomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity exceeds 180 telephones per 100 persons; radiotelephone communications between islands in the archipelagointernational: country code – 248; direct radiotelephone communications with adjacent island countries and African coastal countries; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Seychelles
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Seychelles: 14 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Seychelles: total: 526 km, paved: 514 km, unpaved: 12 km (2015).
The total length of the waterways in Seychelles: N/A.
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Facts & data about Seychelles
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Seychelles, conventional short form: Seychelles, local long form: Republic of Seychelles, local short form: Seychelles, etymology: named by French Captain Corneille Nicholas MORPHEY after Jean Moreau de SECHELLES, the finance minister of France, in 1756.
|Abbrevation: Seychelles||Geographic coordinates:
4 35 S, 55 40 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Seychelles: Victoria||GPS of the Capital:
4 37 S 55 27 E
|Position: archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar|
|Land area: total: 455 sq km; land: 455 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: Mahe Group is volcanic with a narrow coastal strip and rocky, hilly interior; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs
||Area comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 93,186 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.12 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.64 male(s) / female, total population: 1.06 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $422.3 million (2016 estimate), $449.4 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $873.7 million (2016 estimate), $922.4 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Saudi Arabia 22.5%, Spain 11.1%, Singapore 7.4%, China 4.5%, South Africa 4.1%, France 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 53.9% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): VICTORIA (capital) 26,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 34.9 years; male: 34.4 years, female: 35.5 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 54,000. Percent of the population: 58.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 21,341. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 23 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 148,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 160 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 3% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Seychellois (singular and plural) adjective: Seychellois||National holidays: Constitution Day, 18 June (1993); Independence Day (National Day), 29 June (1976)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 74.7 years. Male: 70.2 years, female: 79.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.86 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 13.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 91.8%; male: 91.4%, female: 92.3% (2012 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fishing, tourism, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: 2.7% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.9% (2016 estimate) 5.7% (2015 estimate) 6.2% (2014 estimate)|
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