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General


Population: 91,650 (2014), 90,846 (2013)
Land Area: 455 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, copra, cinnamon trees
Capital: Victoria
Political System: Republic
State Leader: James Alix Michel (April 14th 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: 74.25 years (2014), 74.01 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.271 billion (2013), 1.031 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.404 billion (2013), 2.355 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 25,900 (2013), 25,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.3% (2013), 2.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2%, Industry 18.7%, Services 79.4% (2013)
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: 0.756 (71st)(2014), 0.806 (46th)(2013)
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. Seychelles 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.

(2014) The Seychelles economy continued to grow in 2013 at a steady rate and this is expected to continue as the world economy recovers.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

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

Updated on: December 23rd, 2014