Seychelles Country Facts
Alternate Names: Seychelles (The name was given by the Portuguese meaning "Seven Sisters")
Capital City: Victoria
Flag: There are five oblique bands of blue, yellow, red, white, and green radiating from the bottom of the hoist side.
Date of Independence: June 29, 1976 from the United Kingdom
National Anthem: Koste Seselwa
Size/Area: 174 square miles
Land Locked: no
Coastline: 305 miles
Bordering Countries: none
Administrative Divisions: There are 23 administrative districts: Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand' Anse (on Mahe), Grand' Anse (on Praslin), La Digue, La Riviere Anglaise, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe La Rue, Port Glaud, Saint Louis, Takamaka.
Major Cities: Victoria
Languages: French, English, Seychellois Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, other Christian, Hindu, Muslim
Major Holidays: Constitution Day (National Day) on June 18.
Currency: Seychelles Rupees
Currency Code: SCR
Highest Point: Morne Seychellois at 2969 feet
Lowest Point: Indian Ocean at 0 feet
Bordering Bodies of Water: Indian Ocean
Climate: Seychelles has a tropical marine climate that is humid. It is cooler from late May to September and warmer from March to May.
Major Industries: Fishing, tourism, processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir (coconut fiber) rope, boat building, printing, furniture, beverages
Major Agricultural Products: Coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava, copra, bananas, poultry, tuna
Natural Resources: Fish, copra, cinnamon trees
Time Zone: UTC+4
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