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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Semi-Sub Seychelles: Offering a unique underwater experience | 23 May 2020

Nation 23 May 2020
Our newspaper recently met with Jenny Benoit, the owner of a new and unique business in Seychelles. Semi-submarine Seychelles ... Seychelles NATION ... What makes Semi-Sub Seychelles unique is that it offers a totally new service; hourly tours to view the underwater wonders of Seychelles ... Seychelles NATION ... I was born and raised in Seychelles....

Bad weather, heavy rains hit Mahé | 13 May 2020

Nation 13 May 2020
Vincent Amelie, the chief executive of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority, said yesterday that the bad weather condition and heavy rains is the result of a cloud system coming from the south east of Mahé which has gradually developed and moved in our region....

Seychelles milestone offers lessons on marine protection | 11 May 2020

Nation 11 May 2020
Commonwealth countries committed to saving the ocean will benefit from new knowledge gained from the Seychelles, which has just designated almost a third of its ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs) ...Seychelles has demonstrated remarkable leadership as the ‘champion country’ for marine protected areas under the Commonwealth Blue Charter....

Heavy rains expected to subside today | 02 May 2020

Nation 02 May 2020
Vincent Amelie, chief executive of the Seychelles Meteorological Office, said that it is normal at this time to experience this shift in weather, ......

One Seychelles reacts to statements made by President Danny Faure in his televised address to ...

Nation 25 Mar 2020
One Seychelles, a political party representing Seychellois in the 26 electoral districts in Seychelles, is under the leadership of former Minister for Tourism Alain St Ange ... One Seychelles is again advocating for a needed strategy of containment to ensure the health and livelihood of the Seychellois is protected ... Contributed by One Seychelles....

Quick chat with Georgette Hoareau D’Offay, creator of a group on social media | 21 ...

Nation 21 Mar 2020
With 2410 active members online, during this trying time, a group on social media – the ‘Disaster Information and Communication Group Seychelles’ – is trying to keep Seychellois updated on relevant information regarding the development of the COVID-19 ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

Cargo vessel Meratus Jayawijaya back on anchorage after mooring line snaps | 06 March 2020

Nation 06 Mar 2020
In a communiqué, the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) wrote that its preliminary report indicates that at around 12.45pm a sustained gust of wind caused the mooring lines of the cargo vessel Meratus Jayawijaya to snap during unloading operation on the northern side of the Mahé quay ... Communique from the Seychelles Ports Authority ....

Roma: How Romans Differ From Europeans

CounterPunch 21 Feb 2020
So a discussion of weather is obligatory. In short, most likely you’ll never get used to Rome weather ... Unless they’re in Cortina d’Ampezzo or Rhodes or the Seychelles, even Rome bourgeois claim they suffer constipation if they venture north of Florence ... Transplants however need a few years to become sensitive to its weather....

Heavy winds cause damage across the country | 07 February 2020

Nation 07 Feb 2020
Luckily no one was injured ... The Seychelles Meteorological station has issued a yellow alert which means bad weather is possible over the next few days and could affect people on Mahé as well as on the inner and outer islands ... Christophe Zialor. Photos by Louis Toussaint & Thomas Meriton. ....

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change | 14 December 2019

Nation 14 Dec 2019
On board Darryl Green's small fishing boat, just off the island of Praslin in the Seychelles, the water is so clear we can see the seabed ... Conservationists say dying coral reefs, extreme weather and land erosion threaten the very existence of the Seychelles archipelago....

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change

BBC News 08 Dec 2019
The Seychelles government agreed the debt swap with the Nature Conservancy, a US charity, and a number of investors in 2016 ... Conservationists say dying coral reefs, extreme weather and land erosion threaten the very existence of the Seychelles archipelago....

Seychelles present at fourth Abu Dhabi Travel Trade Event | 07 December 2019

Nation 07 Dec 2019
The Seychelles Tourism Board, in partnership with the Cerf Island Resort braved the unusual cold weather of Abu Dhabi on November 21, 2019 to attend the fourth Abu Dhabi Travel Trade Event ... “It gives the Seychelles maximum exposure and it is worthwhile attending.”....

Stratospheric BalloonlaunchingSeychelles2019 Seychelles chosen as the ideal place for stratospheric balloon launch | 06 December 2019

Nation 06 Dec 2019
According to Mr Hertzog, 20 such research balloons are expected to be launched in Seychelles by October-December 2021 if the 8 balloons to be launched by the next few days, depending on the weather, prove successful, with another 20 balloons to be launched by October – December 2025....