Seychelles


Republic of Seychelles
Capital: Victoria Nationality: Seychellois Population: 90,024
Currency: Seychelles rupees (SCR) Off. Lang: English Area: 455 sq km
Internet DM: sc GDP: $2.244 bil. Life Exp: 73.77 yrs.
Literacy: 91.8% Location: 4 35 S, 55 40 E Calling Code: 248

Seychelles is an island country off the east coast of Africa, north of Madagascar, located 4 35 S, 55 40 E. Victoria is the capital. Seychelles Creole, French, and English are official languages. The region has a total area
of 455 sq km.

Demographics

Seychelles has a population of 89,188, with an average life expectancy of 73.52 years. The ethnic breakdown is 93.2% Seychellois Creole (predominantly African with Indian, Chinese, and European admixture), 3% British, 1.8% French, 0.5% Chinese, 0.3% Indian, 1.2% Arab and other. The island is 82.3% Roman Catholic, 7.5% Protestant (6.4% Anglican, 1.1% Seventh-Day Adventist), 3.4% other Christian, 2.1% Hindu , 1.1% Muslim, 1.5% other non-Christian, 1.5% unspecified, and 0.6% none. The country has a literacy rate of 91.8%.

Works Cited

CIA Factbook, Seychelles, retrieved 10-Nov-2011
Worldstatesman.org, Seychelles, retrieved 10-Nov-2011
Everyculture, Seychelles, retrieved 10-Nov-2011


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