The country covers a total area of 455,3 square kilometers and is situated in the western Indian ocean. It consists of 86 islands (46 populated) from the archipelagos Seychelles, Amirantes, Aldabra, Cosmoledo and Farquhar with a total of 620 km-long coastline. The biggest islands from the group of Seychelles (Mahe, Praslin, Silhouette and La Digue) are rocky and have hills up to 906 meters high (Morne hill at Mahe island), the remainder being small, mainly coralline.
Subequatorial, marine. The average monthly temperatures vary 26-28 ºС. Rainfalls - up to 4000 mm (with summer maximum). In the inner lowlands of the bigger islands, the evergreen tropical woods have been preserved.
81,188 inhabitants (2005)
Population density - 209.9/sq.m.
Life expectancy: 70 years for males, 76 years for females.
Seychellois - 89.1%, Indian- 4.7%, English - 1.6%, Chinese - 1.5%.
Seychelles Creole (based on French), other languages - English and French.
Christians - 93.2% (Catholics - 94.6%, Protestants - 5.4%), Muslims - 3.2%, Hindus - 2.4%, Buddhists - 1.2%. 8 000 Seychellois live abroad, mainly in England. Urban population - 59%.
Victoria (25 000 inhabitants).
Seychelles rupee (SCR) = 100 cents
1 euro = 5,95
1 US$ = 5,46
Cable & Wireless Seychelles Ltd
GSM 900 network
Roaming in Seychelles.
Highways - 280 km. There are no railway lines.
From Sofia to Victoria