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About Seychelles

Seychelles is an island country comprising of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is officially known as the Republic of Seychelles and is situated to the northeast of Madagascar. The coral beaches, water sports and the wildlife of Seychelles provide the major tourist attractions. Tourism is a very important sector of Seychelles and due care is taken for its improvement.


Currency :

Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

Area :

451 square km (174 square miles)

Population :

84,000 (estimated)

Language :

French, English, Seychellois Creole

Calling Code :

248

Time zone :

SCT (UTC+4)


Climate & Geography

The temperature does not undergo too much change throughout the year. The average temperatures of Seychelles are in the range of 24 to 30 degrees Celsius (75 to 86 degrees F). The variances in the annual rainfall are in the range of 2,900 mm (114 in) to 3,600 mm (142 in). The climate is usually humid in Seychelles.

Seychelles is made up of 155 islands which are recognized by the constitution of the Republic of Seychelles. Seychelles is located at a distance of about 1,600 km (994 miles) from the east of Kenya. 42 of the islands which comprise Seychelles are granitic in nature, 2 are coral sand cays, 44 are coral islands and 67 are raised coral islands.

Territory & Capital : The natural parks of Seychelles are protected under the law so as to ensure that the scenic beauty of Seychelles can be enjoyed by the future generations too. Victoria is the capital of Seychelles. It is situated to the Northeast of Island Mahe and was named after the then queen of England. It has a population exceeding 23,000.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : Seychelles has a moderate temperature and thus can be visited throughout the year. However, the swimmers, divers and snorkelers should visit in the months of April and May and in the months of October and November. The visibility during these four months is usually more than 30 meters. April, May-September and October are the best time for the bird-watchers, May-September is for Hiking and October-April is for fishing.

Transportation

Seychelles lacks any railways but the roadways, waterways and airways are well developed to meet the transportation requirements of the nation.


Tourist & Immigration Info

There are no visa requirements for entering Seychelles for people of any nationality. The only required documents which the visitor must have on him are:

  • A Valid Passport
  • Proof of Accommodation
  • Return or Onward Journey Ticket
  • Funds for the period of the stay

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