Seychelles

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Repiblik Sesel
République des Seychelles
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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Victoria
Government Republic
Language English, French, Seychellois Creole (official)
President James Michel
Area 177 sq mi
Population 2012 92,000
GDP 2014 $2.76 billion
GDP per capita $30,000
Currency Seychellois rupee

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago nation located in the Indian Ocean to the northeast of Madagascar. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom on June 29, 1976, and is a member of the African Union. Its capital and largest city is Victoria. As of January 2008, the president is James Michel, who was elected to a five year term in 2006. [1] Seychelles is 455 km large, which is about 2.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. About 80,000 people live in the nation, 82% of whom are Catholic.

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  1. CIA World Factbook