Where are the Seychelles?

Lilya Mayak
Lilya Mayak
March 6, 2015
Where are the Seychelles?

Various travel agencies today offer tourists to visit the Seychelles. But not everyone knows that the Seychelles is called a separate republic, which consists of many different islands. In this article we will tell where the Seychelles are and what this state represents.

Geographical position and general information

Seychelles are located in East Africa (approximately 1600 km east of the mainland). They are located in the western Indian Ocean, towards the south of the equator.

According to 2010, the population of Seychelles is approximately 88,000. At the same time the area of ​​the republic is 455 square kilometers.

The structure of this state includes 115 islands. Of these, only 33 are inhabited. All of them, according to the geological structure, are divided into two main types - coral and granite.

Coral Islands are flat atolls. They rise above sea level to a maximum of 8 meters.

Granite islands in the republic 42. These also include the largest island of the state - Mahe, on which the capital of the Seychelles, Victoria is located. All other granite islands are located from Mahe at a distance of 70 km. The main economy and settlements of the republic are concentrated on their coasts.

The second largest island is Praslin. It is also often called the Palm Island. Here grow unique species of palm trees and inhabit the rarest species of birds.

The shores of the Seychelles are among the cleanest in the world.

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