flag Seychelles Seychelles: Statistical Overview

Capital: Victoria


Total Population: 99,258
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 214 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 58.0%
Ethnic Origins: The population is predominantly comprised of descendants of East Africans and early French settlers who arrived in the 19th century. Tamils, as well as Indians and Chinese, make up the rest of the population.
Official Language: English, French, Seselwa Creole French.
Other Languages Spoken: None
Business Language(s): English
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%.
Literacy Rate: 91.8%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Victoria

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

Country Overview

Area: 460 km²
Type of State: Democratic presidential republic.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Heavenly archipelago in the Indian Ocean; economy based on tourism and fishing.
HDI*: 0.772/1
HDI (World Rank): 64/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from The Seychelles, dial 00
To call The Seychelles, dial +248
Internet Suffix: .sc
Telephone Lines: 33.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 47.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,3021,2711,1671,0041,133
Exports of Goods (million USD) 547569518432464
Imports of Services (million USD) 548665676489476
Exports of Services (million USD) 9821,0991,111651892

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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