Church Information

STATUS: Organized Work

CHURCHES: 1 Church

CONSTITUENTS: 100

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Career Missionaries Randall & Theresa Richardson

SEYCHELLES – Country Information

Population:
Seychelles has a population of 95,981 as of 2020.

Size:
455 sq km / 176 sq mi (one of the smallest countries in the world)

Capital City:
The capital city of Victoria on the island of Mahé is home to the only commercial port in Seychelles.

Ethnic Groups:
91.4% Seychellois
4.4% is Indian
0.5% is Malagasy
0.5% Filipino
3.2% Other

Religion:
76.2% Roman Catholic
6.1% Anglican
2.4% Hindu
1.6% Muslim

Languages:
Seychellois Creole
English
French 

Seychellois Creole is the most prominent at 89.1%, but most people also speak multiple languages.

Geography:
Seychelles is an island republic, made up if 115 islands, in the western Indian Ocean. It is known for its tropical vegetation and pristine beaches.

Economy:
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. 

Interesting Fact:
Seychelles is home to a unique coconut called the “coco de mer”.

Important Facts:
Seychelles, although known by trader for centuries earlier, it 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.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

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