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Sources:
CIA World Fact Book,

  • Official Name: Republic of Seychelles
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Mahe and Alphonse islands, Prasin
  • Size: 455 sq km
  • Climate: tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
  • Terrain: Mahe Group is granitic, narrow coastal strip, rocky, hilly; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs
  • Population: 81,000
  • Ethnic Groups: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)
  • Language: Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)

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