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.