Seychelles

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.

History

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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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....
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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....
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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.”....
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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....
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Football: SeyPearl Premier League | 30 November 2019

Nation 30 Nov 2019
... afternoon in damp weather. In fact, it was a relief for the Seychelles Football Federation that this match did take place after the encounter between St Louis and Red Star Defence Forces on Wednesday had to be called off due to bad weather which is currently affecting the country....
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Better Weather Forecasts in Seychelles? New Solar Stations Give Forecasters More Accurate Data

All Africa 27 Nov 2019
Two newly installed solar stations in Seychelles will allow for more accurate data to make weather forecasts with, the chief executive of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority said Monday .......
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Hindus mark Diwali with colourful spectacle | 04 November 2019

Nation 04 Nov 2019
Present among the crowd were the Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Wallace Cosgrow, Indian high commissioner to Seychelles General Dalbir Singh Suhag, chairman of the Hindu Council Narasimhan Ramani, chairman of the Seychelles Inter-Faith Council (Sifco) and members of the diplomatic corps....
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33 high impact community development projects inaugurated | 02 November 2019

Nation 02 Nov 2019
The project on ‘Construction of boundary wall and renovation at Anse Boileau secondary school’ funded under India’s grant assistance is being implemented by Seychelles-based All Weather Construction, thereby directly contributing to more employment opportunities for Seychellois....
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Seychelles leader: No time for ‘blame game’ in climate fight | 31 October 2019

Nation 31 Oct 2019
The Seychelles president is warning there's no time for a “blame game” in the fight against climate change and he urges major nations to do more ... Faure recently visited the British-led Nekton Mission, which earlier this year spent seven weeks surveying Seychelles waters ... But already rising water temperatures are bleaching the Seychelles’ coral reefs....
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Seychelles leader: No time for 'blame game' in climate fight

Atlantic City 29 Oct 2019
LONDON (AP) — The Seychelles president is warning there's no time for a "blame game" in the fight against climate change and he urges major nations to do more ... Make sure you don’t miss out on the latest in news, entertainment, weather, and sports ... But already rising water temperatures are bleaching the Seychelles' coral reefs....
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Seychelles leader: No time for ‘blame game’ in climate fight

Wtop 29 Oct 2019
LONDON (AP) — The Seychelles president is warning there’s no time for a “blame game” in the fight against climate change and he urges major nations to do more ... Faure recently visited the British-led Nekton Mission, which earlier this year spent seven weeks surveying Seychelles waters....
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7 things to do in Seychelles this summer

Independent online (SA) 14 Oct 2019
Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, stunning coral reefs, unique fauna and balmy weather, Seychelles is the perfect destination to put your feet up and relax mind, body and soul. Orbit shares some things to do in Seychelles. ... Let's say goodbye to Kenya just a moment to go back to Seychelles....
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