STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 1 Church
Career Missionaries Chris & Paula Richardson
SEYCHELLES – Country Information
Seychelles has a population of 95,981 as of 2020.
455 sq km / 176 sq mi (one of the smallest countries in the world)
The capital city of Victoria on the island of Mahé is home to the only commercial port in Seychelles.
76.2% Roman Catholic
Seychellois Creole (official)
Seychellois Creole is the most prominent at 89.1%, but most people also speak multiple languages.
Seychelles is an island republic, made up of 115 islands, in the western Indian Ocean. It is known for its tropical vegetation and pristine beaches.
The Seychelles workforce is largely employed by the service industry which is highly dependent on tourism. Manufacturing is another large part of the economy with food processing plants.
Seychelles is home to a unique coconut called the “coco de mer”.
Seychelles, although known by traders for centuries earlier, was discovered uninhabited in 1609 by the British East India Company. In 1756, it was annexed by France. Due to conflict between Britain and France, control of Seychelles switched back and forth between the two countries. Seychelles finally obtained independence from Britain in 1976.
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