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The Republic of Seychelles is a group of 115 Islands in the Indian Ocean 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) off the African Coast. The Islands were historically unpopulated but they were claimed by the French in 1756 and then the British in 1794. They gained independence 1976. They are members of the Commonwealth and the African Union.

The population is mixed being from many different cultures. Economically the main industry is tourism but exports of canned fish, cinnamon and vanilla are also important.
Capital city: Victoria
Highest Point: Morne Seychellois m (2969ft / 905m)
Lowest Point: Indian Ocean (0ft / 0m)
Land Area: 177 sq. mi (459 km2)
Water Area: none
Total Area: 177 sq. mi (459 km2)
Coastline: 305 miles (491 km)
Bordering countries (0) (Indian Ocean)
Map of The Seychelles
Map of The Seychelles
The Seychelles


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