Seychelles

Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

History

The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

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Message by Secretary General David Andre on the occasion of International Museum Day, May 18, ...

Nation 19 May 2022
... world, with a programme of activities such as flash sales at the museum shop, quiz on the National Radio, slavery exhibition showcasing the history of slavery in Seychelles, ‘Museum in the Box’ travelling to schools and the old people’s home in the Victoria region, and many more....
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20th World Press Freedom Index Seychelles ranked first in Africa, 13th worldwide |04 May 2022

Nation 04 May 2022
Seychelles has climbed 39 places,” added President Ramkalawan ... The public broadcast group Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) is the most popular and includes two television networks and two radio stations, as well as access to a great deal of international content ... Two private radio stations also operate – Pure 907 and K-Radio....

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