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General information
Common nameSeychelles
Local nameRepiblik Sesel
République des Seychelles
NameRepiblik Sesel
République des Seychelles
Motto"Finis Coronat Opus" (Latin)
"The End Crowns the Work"
AnthemKoste Seselwa
"Join together all Seychellois"
Largest cityVictor
Official languagesFrench, English, Seychellois Creole
Vernacular languageSeychellois Creole
DemonymSeychellois, Seychelloise, Seselwa (Creole)
PresidentJames Michel
Vice PresidentDanny Faure
from the United Kingdom29 June 1976
Total Area174 sq mi (450.7 km2) (197th)
Water %negligible
Population Est.84000 (195th)
Density (pop.)186.3/km2 (60th) (482.7/sq mi)
GDP PPP$2.129 billion (2010) (164th)
GDP (PPP) per capita$24,837 (37th)
GDP (nominal)$919 million (2010) (168th)
GDP (nominal) per capita$10,714 (53rd)
Other information
HDI(+) 0.843 (2007) (high) (57th)
CurrencySeychellois rupee (SCR)
Time zoneSCT (UTC+4)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code248

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Seychelles (c-enaudio=En-us-Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles ( ; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1500 km (932.1 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.

Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Réunion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. Seychelles, with an estimated population of 86,525, has the smallest population of any African state.

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