Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

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CBS announces operational measures during COVID-19 pandemic | 26 March 2020

Nation 26 Mar 2020
Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) are transactions effected through online, internet and mobile banking platforms or applications, which are not conducted face to face and do not involve documentation or manual processes....

IONOMY: A Crypto Gaming Ecosystem, Marketplace, Wallet & More

The Bitcoin News 24 Feb 2020
Advertisment. Ionomy is one of the blockchain projects that aims to revolutionize the gaming economy. They are a community of developers and gamers that deal with ION cryptocurrency as a trading medium on their website ... What is Ionomy & ION?. Founded in 2017, Ionomy Studios is a Seychelles registered mobile gaming business with a crypto twist ... ....

2020 State-of-the-nation address by President Danny Faure on February 20, 2020 | 20 February 2020

Nation 20 Feb 2020
People of Seychelles, ... Seychelles is ranked 81st in the world in terms of the price of mobile broadband and 75th in terms of the price of post-paid mobile broadband in 2018, according to the same report by the International Telecommunication Union ... Today, there are 2 companies offering Mobile Broadband services in Seychelles....

Air Seychelles international flights | 06 January 2020

Nation 06 Jan 2020
Air Seychelles has been allocated a special area at the airport to check-in its international bound passengers during the busy New Year period. The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has provided a vacant area at the ex Skychef Restaurant to Air Seychelles, who has set up the following.....

Year 2019 news highlights | 31 December 2019

Nation 31 Dec 2019
The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Seychelles launches its new mobile banking app, Juice, allowing its customers to instantly transfer money, withdraw money from an ATM without a credit or debit card, settle purchases through a QR code and refill their phones, among other options ... Japan officially opens an embassy in Seychelles....

Prison gets equipment from UNODC to extract data on mobile telephones | 20 December 2019

Nation 20 Dec 2019
The Seychelles Prison Service has welcomed a donation from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) of equipment that will enable it to ‘read’ and extract potentially valuable information from mobile telephones seized from inmates or others, violating the rules of the prisons....

Travel: Atoll order, but find paradise on earth in the Seychelles

Sunday Post 19 Nov 2019
Before going there, the idea of flying to ......

National Assembly 2020 budget responses | 07 November 2019

Nation 07 Nov 2019
Referring to the cost of living, Mr Afif touched on telecommunications noting that prices for mobile broadband data in Seychelles “is twice the price of Mauritius, more than three times the price of Kenya and four times more costlier than Tanzania” and proposed more competition ......

Liberty Latin America Announces Sale of Cable & Wireless Seychelles

The Marshall News Messenger 05 Nov 2019
Cable & Wireless Seychelles provides a full range of communication and entertainment services including IPTV, broadband internet, telephony and mobile for residential and business customers across the 115- island country. As of June 30, 2019, Cable & Wireless Seychelles ......

Budget Speech Outline for Fiscal Year 2020 | 31 October 2019

Nation 31 Oct 2019
The People of Seychelles ... On top of mobile broadband, 5G is also expected to be used to provide fixed broadband access and this will assist in improving the fixed broadband penetration in Seychelles; since 5G, being a wireless system, will be able to reach areas that are currently inaccessible by copper and fibre networks....

Study reveals no risk of harm from radio frequency electronic magnetic field | 24 October 2019

Nation 24 Oct 2019
Mr Taylor noted that the primary aim of the measurement task was to perform narrowband EMF measurements across the entire base of mobile telephony technologies presently being used in Seychelles, including 2G, 3G and 4G, that are being used by the two licensed operators, Cable ......

Intelvision to venture into 5G mobile network as from 2020 | 17 October 2019

Nation 17 Oct 2019
In an interview with Seychelles NATION, Mr Valabhji noted that Intelvision has been working on the mobile network for almost one year and everything looks set for roll-out in June 2020 ... According to Mr Valabhji, currently, voice networks in Seychelles are 2G networks on account that 50 percent of the population do not own a smart phone....

Enhancing business opportunities through labour migration and ethical recruitment | 16 October 2019

Nation 16 Oct 2019
IOM is committed as a key technical partner to assisting the Republic of Seychelles, its government and its private sector, to further the work already actioned, therefore contributing to advancing the labour mobility strategy in Seychelles, while benefitting the workers, the private sector and the country”....

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