Seychelles (officially called the Republic of Seychelles) is a 115-island country in the Indian Ocean located east of mainland East Africa. With a population of just under 100,000, it has the smallest population of any independent African state, yet boasts some of the most gorgeous beaches the world over.
Population: Around 93,000
Official Language: English, French, Seychellois Creole
Government: Presidential Republic
Legislature: National Assembly
Official Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Climate: Tropical rain forest
Airport: Seychelles International Airport
Cuisine: Chicken curry and coconut milk; Dhal (lentils), fish curry, saffron rice, fresh tropical fruits, Ladob (plantain and sweet potato dessert), shark chutney, vegetables
Music: A diverse reflection the culture fusion seen throughout its heritage, including folk music, African rhythms such as the zez and the bom, European polka and mazurka, French folk and pop, and Polynesian, Indian and Arcadian music.
Main Newspaper: Seychelles Nation
Main Sport: Seychelles National Basketball Team
Fun Fact: The people of Seychelles drive on the left hand side of the road.
Don’t Miss: Sea turtle spotting on the North Island of Seychelles, which is a nesting site for two different species of sea turtle, the hawksbill and the green turtle. Both species have been legally protected since 1994.