Seychelles: Main Facts

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Seychelles Main Facts

Geographical Location

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands situated in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa and north of Madagascar.

Land/Sea Boundaries

Seychelles is an island nation and has no land boundaries with neighbouring nations. The Seychelles islands are spread over a 400,000 square kilometre area of the Indian Ocean.


English, Seychellois Creole, and French.


The official currency of Seychelles is the Seychelles rupee (Rs), which is divided into 100 cents (¢). Tourists are required, by law, to use foreign currency (euros or American dollars) to pay for many holiday-related expenses, including accommodation at hotels and guest houses, excursions and other services from tour operators, gambling at casinos, and domestic transfers within Seychelles.