Seychelles is located to the northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya. The number of islands in the archipelago is often given as 115 but the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155. Only 40 islands are inhabited.
Seychelles officially the Republic of Seychelles, is a 155-island country (as per the Constitution) spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whose capital, Victoria, lies some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.
Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega and Reunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any African state. It has the highest Human Development Index in Africa and the highest income inequality in the world, as measured by the Gini index. Seychelles is a member of the African Union.
Detailed Map of Seychelles
The climate is equable although quite humid, as the islands are small, classified by Koppen-Geiger system as tropical rain forest. The temperature varies little throughout the year. Temperatures vary from 24 to 30 °C (75 to 86 °F), and rainfall ranges from 2,900 mm (114 in) annually at Victoria to 3,600 mm (142 in) on the mountain slopes. Precipitation is somewhat less on the other islands. During the coolest months, July and August, the average low is about 24 °C (75 °F). The southeast trade winds blow regularly from May to November, and this is the most pleasant time of the year. The hot months are from December to April, with higher humidity (80%). March and April are the hottest months, but the temperature seldom exceeds 31 °C (88 °F). Most of the islands lie outside the cyclone belt, so high winds are rare.
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Mahe Township (, lit. "Horse Creek Village") in Li County in Gansu
Attractions in the city include a clocktower modelled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Victoria National Museum of History, the Victoria Natural History Museum and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market.
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles in terms of population, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. In terms of size it is the fourth largest granitic island of Seychelles after Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette Island.
Beau Vallon is a bay on the north western coast of Mahé in the Seychelles. Beau Vallon Beach is a very frequented and maybe the most popular on the island. It is known as a base for diving and snorkelling due to its clear waters and coral reefs.
Frégate Island or sometimes Frigate Island is a private island and is the easternmost (55 km (34 mi) east of Mahé) of the granitic Inner Islands of the Seychelles. It is only 2.19 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi) and is primarily known as a secluded, private luxury resort and its Anse Victorin beach was voted "The World's Best Beach" by The Times.
Silhouette Island lies 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Mahé in the Seychelles. It is the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles. It has an area of 20 km² and has a population of about 200, mostly workers on the island. The main settlement is La Passe, where there is a hotel for visitors to Silhouette.
Sainte Anne Island is the largest (2.19 km²) of six islands in Ste Anne Marine National Park of the Seychelles. These six islands are part of the Mont Fleuri District of the Seychelles. It is 4 km off the east coast of Mahé and has abundant tropical vegetation.
Cousin Island is a small (27 ha) granitic island of the Seychelles, lying 2 km west of Praslin. It is a nature reserve protected under Seychelles law as a Special Reserve. It is managed by Nature Seychelles, a national nonprofit organization and Partner of BirdLife International, by which it has been identified as an Important Bird Area.
Glacis is an administrative district of Seychelles located in the north of the island of Mahé.
Port Glaud is an administrative district of Seychelles located on the northwestern coast of the island of Mahé. It is 25 km² and has a population of 2174 (2002 census). The main village is Port Glaud. The district contains two marine parks; Baia Ternay & Port Launay.
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The amazing Seychelles Islands
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Seychelles Islands - official video
Seychelles Islands - official video
Seychelles Island - Inside Africa CNN
Promotional Seychelles Music Video geared in promoting Seychelles artist on an International level... Please feel free to subscribes, rate and view. Share it to your family and friends, Seychelles has been described as a Paradise on Earth, there's your chance to learn a little bit about it vast culture, through it's people's music.
Petit voyage aux Seychelles, découverte des 3 grandes iles, plongée, bateau, plage, et poissons étaient au rendez vous. Filmé avec un canon 5D mark II et un steady cam ainsi qu'une gopro
"Seychelles". The word Paradise must have been invented for this "Indian Ocean" Island Chain.
Seychelles officially the Republic of Seychelles is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega and Réunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest.
A Tourist Guide to The Seychelles!
We fly into Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles, hire a car and see the absolute gorgeousness of this tropical paradise. Be warned, there is a randy giant tortoise featured!
Navigation dans l'archipel des Seychelles. visite des iles.
Beautiful Seychelles Cafe del Mar Chillout and Lounge Mix 2014
In order to battle these cold times, here's my latest Chillout mix with amazing images of the Seychelles! Enjoy and tell a friend! Want more? http://bit.ly/1jlCAl6 Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChillOutKingIbiza Subscribe to my channel: http://bit.ly/17BTrbP Watch the most beautiful Chillout videos on YouTube: http://bit.ly/HwhOOD tracklist: 00:00 In Credo - Siesta Del Sol (Laid Back Summer Cut) 04:57 Skysurfer - Circling Elements (Down by the Sea Mix) [feat.
Thellier Voyages - Les Seychelles
Les Seychelles avec Thellier Voyages.
Film Seychelles 2012, promotion Touristique STB .m4v
Film Promotionnel des Seychelles en HD, durée 14', destiné pour la promotion Touristique de l'Archipel lors des salons touristiques organisé par le Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). Réalisation : Serge Marizy ( Zone Australe Production ) île Réunion.