The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria.
It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. Here 8 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Seychelles
1. The Seychelles is an archipelago comprising around 115 islands and islets in the Indian Ocean.
2. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon in the Seychelles. So did George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.
3. Seychelles is the only member of the UN whose name in English has no letters in common with Britain.
4. Seychelles competed at every Olympics since 1980, except Seoul 1988, but has won no medals.
5. In 2007, Rolph Payet of the Seychelles was a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the IPCC on Climate Change.
6. Seychelles is the only home of the endangered black parrot, which is actually brown.
7. Bird Island in the Seychelles is home to the world’s largest, oldest and heaviest land tortoise. Her name is Esmeralda.
8. The people of Seychelles are called Seychellois.