Where are the Seychelles?

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The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million km² in the western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of legendary beauty that extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and which lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa. Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands.

The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the main island of Mahé, home to the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and its satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, these Inner Islands form the cultural and economic hub of the nation and contain the majority of Seychelles' tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.


Courtesy: Seychelles Tourism Board
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What is seychelles?

The Republic of Seychelles is a country to the east of Africa comprised of 115 islands, located about 1500 kilometers East from Kenya, and 1000 kilometers North-East of Mada

What was Seychelles named after?

The Seychelles islands were claimed by France and the French East India Company in 1756, when Captain Corneille Nicolas Morphey was sent from Mauritius to occupy the islands.

What religion is in seychelles?

Seychelles has several religions, but Roman Catholicism is dominant. There are some protestant denominations, and there are Muslim, Hindu, and Bahai communities as well.

Are there stingrays in the seychelles?

Yes, there are stingrays in Seychelles but tourists mostly see baby ones. They are not harmful. It is possible to meet an adult stingray in these islands too. The place where