Seychelles

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Seychelles on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Southern

Size – 455 km²

Geography – archipelago of volcanic islands and coral reefs

Language – Seychellois Creole (official), English, French

Religion – Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 10.6%, Hindu 2.4%, Muslim 1.6%, other 9.2%

Monetary Unit – Seychellois rupee

Natural Resources – fish

Agriculture – coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), copra, bananas; tuna

Industry – fishing, tourism, beverages

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  92,430 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.83%

Average Life Expectancy – 74.49

Capital City – Victoria (26,000)

Highest Mountain – Morne Seychellois (905 m)

Longest River – No rivers

Climate – tropical – 24°C – 30°C all year

Yearly Rainfall – 300 cm (approx) mostly October to February

Plant Life – scrub, Coconut coco-de-mer, bananas,  vanilla, avocado, breadfruit, banana, cinnamon, mango, papaya, patchouli, and pineapple

Animal Life – giant tortoise, frogs, lizards, gecko, chameleon, snakes

Bird Life – Seychelles magpie robin, Seychelles warbler, Aldabra drongo, Seychelles magpie robin, Seychelles paradise flycatcher, Seychelles fody, Seychelles scops-owl, Seychelles white-eye, Seychelles swiftlet, Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon, Seychelles bulbul and Seychelles sunbird, sooty tern, noddies, frigate birds

Fish Life – crabs, crustaceans, turtles, sea fish, sharks, swordfish, porpoises

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Seychelles. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/seychelles.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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