is an island country located in the western Indian Ocean. The nation has a total area of 446 sq km, with an estimated population of 100,100 people as of 2022. The capital city is Victoria and the official languages are Creole, English and French. The predominant religion is Christianity with Roman Catholicism being the most practiced faith. Other religions present include Islam and Hinduism.
The economy of Seychelles is largely dependent on the services sector, particularly tourism. Major exports include fish, copra and cinnamon. The political system is a multiparty republic with one legislative house and a president serving as head of state and government.
The nation is composed of two main island groups: the Mahé group which consists of more than 40 central, mountainous, granitic islands and a second group of more than 70 outlying, flat, coralline islands. People of French, African and Asian descent comprise the mixed population of Seychelles.
The currency is the Seychelles rupee (SR). In 2018, the urban population was 56.7% and the rural population was 43.3%. The life expectancy at birth for males is 68.5 years and 77.4 years for females. Literacy rates for males stand at 95% and 96% for females. Gross national income (GNI) per capita was US$12,720 in 2020.