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General


Population: 89,188 (2011)
Land Area: 455 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, copra, cinnamon trees
Capital: Victoria
Political System: Republic
State Leader: James Alix Michel (2004)
Languages: Creole, English
Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, Other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, Other Non-Christian 1.5%, Unspecified 1.5%, None 0.6%
Major Ethnicities: Mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, Arab
Life Expectancy: 73.52 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 919 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.908 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 21,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.9%, Industry 30.8%, Services 66.2% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 3%, Industry 23%, Services 74% (2006)
Industries: Fishing, tourism, processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir rope, boat building, printing, furniture, beverages
Agriculture Products: Coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava, bananas; poultry; tuna
Human Development Index: 0.773 (52nd)
Tourism Revenue: 256 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 2% (2006)

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Army Size: 450 (2004)
Budget: 2% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean. It shares maritime borders with many neighbours. Seychelles economy is based on fishing and tourism; both sectors employ a majority of workers. Growth remains high, with new investments in tourism and the promise that new investments will continue to arrive.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Seychelles
Wikipedia: Seychelles
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SYC.html

Updated on: December 29, 2011