The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to capital Victoria, the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Population: 89,173 (2013) World Bank
University: University of Seychelles
Watch Live webcast of the National Day Parade from Stad Linite, Mahe. Scheduled events includes: Military Parade, Presidential Address as well as displays from various countries.