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    Information about Seychelles



    About Seychelles

    The 115 Seychelles Island lies far-out in the Indian Ocean and are well known for their natural beauty as for their exclusive reports. Main Island is Mahe, which is blessed with white sand beaches and a mountainous interior. Praslin, the second largest island, is a UNESCO world heritage regularly voted as the world's best. Vanilla Vines and delicate orchids fill the forest of nearly la Digue Island, where the local still favor ox carts and bicycles.

    History of Seychelles

    The Seychelles was unknown and unsuitable for people to live in. Some say Austronesia, Maldivian and Arali traders visited, Seychelles Vasco d Agama named the island as the island of the admiral. First captain Sharpeigh and his crew landed on the island on his forty voyages.
    Seychelles was commonly used by the pirates until the French took control starting in 1756. The island was named after Jean Moreau de Seychelles. The island was control of British between 1794 and 1810.
    In 1903, the Seychelles became an official British crown colony. Towards the beginning of the world war II, Seychelles began for home rule. Seychelles got independence in 1930. The Seychelles first legislative council was selected in 1948. For 16 years the Seychelles became a one party state. The constitution was amended in 1991 to allow a multiparty system of government. In January 2013, due to the cyclone, the island was declared a state of emergency.

    Geography of Seychelles

    The Seychelles 115 granite and coral island form between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and lie between 480 km and 1,600 km from the east coast of Africa in the western Indian ocean.
    This Indian Ocean republic occupies a land area of 455 km/sq and an exclusive economic zone of 1. 4 million km/sq. It represents an archipelago of timeless beauty, tranquility and harmony that is famous for its world beating beaches and for its great diversity which rolls from lush forest down to the warm azure ocean. Of these 115 islands, 41 the inner island constitutes the oldest mid - oceanic granite island on earth while a further 74 from the 5 group of low - lying coral atolls and reef islets that are the outer island. Seychelles, one of the worlds very last frontiers, promises adventure and natural beauty in a pristine surrounding still untouchable by man.

    Climate of Seychelles

    The Seychelles is a small island in the western Indian ocean that is vulnerable to the effect of climate change. The climate does not change frequently July and august are the coolest month. From May to November the south trade winds blow. The humidity increased to 80% from December to April and March and the hottest month.

    Natural Resources in Seychelles

    The Seychelles is the home to Aldalira, the largest coral atoll In the world, and an endangered species itself. The tool in virtually untouched by human leaving it with some incredible wildlife and fauna where in particular reptiles thrive as the dominant species. The coconut holds the record for the largest fruit record at 42kg and the mature seeds can weight upto 17. 2 kg and are the world's heaviest.
    However, more local choice wildlife spotting is still to his advantage of with the likes of the Seychelles fly catcher the flying fox and an incredible carry of Marine wildlife to find when snorkelling or scuba diving including the incredible and varied nudilranch.

    Tourist Attraction in Seychelles

    Seychelles is an extremely popular destination that has been praised by critics as one of the best tropical islands in the world. Seychelles beaches and the great weather have been huge factors in establishing the island as a popular destination. There are also great attractors that are must see by all travelers. The main park is a Marne Seychelles nation park. The Vallee de Mai is another exciting reserve that seems out of the world as it locates an exquisitely green forest where all kinds of fauna can be observed. An art gallery is located in Mahe. The most import art gallery is Antonio Philippine include the Durban mausoleum the bel air cemetery.
    There are two Museum: 1) National History Museum
    2) Marine National Museum Located in Mahe

    Seychelles Culture

    The cosmopolitan Seychelles is a colorful blend of people of different races, cultures and religions. At the different times in its history, people of African, European and Asian origin have come to the Seychelles, bringing with them their distinct tradition and custom and contributing to the way of life and to vibrant Seychelles culture. One can see these influences at work throughout the domains of the local area, cuisine, music, dance and architecture. Entertainments are - folk, the flag, symbolic secular celebration.

    Seychelles Cuisine

    The cuisine that is uniquely Seychelles is actually a fusion of flavors from African, French, Indian, Chinese, and English cooking. Over centuries spices have been combined to create a single flavor. The largest selection of tangy, sweet, rich and spicy make Seychellois food attractive for visitors. Most of Seychelles cooking is based on seafood or a dessert.

    International Airports in Seychelles

    • Seychelles International airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 31, 2015

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    Facts about Seychelles

    CountrySeychelles
    ContinentAfrica
    CapitalVictoria
    GovernmentRepublic
    Independence Day29-Jun-76
    ClimateTropical marine
    Area451 sq km
    CurrencySeychellois rupee (SCR)
    Dialling Code248
    NeighboursN/A