Africa

Seychelles profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
The Coco de Mer coconut - found only in the Seychelles - is the world's largest seed
  • Full name: The Republic of Seychelles
  • Population: 87,400 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, French, Creole
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Seychelles rupee = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Fish, cinnamon bark, copra, petroleum products (re-exports)
  • GNI per capita: US $11,270 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .sc
  • International dialling code: +248