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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

SEYCHELLES - The 181st Country Visitor.



SEYCHELLES - a visitor from this country visited my Blog recently - the 181st country to do so.
Thank you, whoever you are...
Let's see what this country have to offer:
GEOGRAPHY:
The Seychelles consist of an archipelago of about 100 islands in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar. The principal islands are Mahé (55 sq mi; 142 sq km), Praslin (15 sq mi; 38 sq km), and La Digue (4 sq mi; 10 sq km). The Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches groups are included in the territory of the republic.

GOVERNMENT:
Socialist multiparty republic. 
 
FACTS AND FIGURES:
President: James Michel (2004)
Total area: 176 sq mi (456 sq km)
Population (2011 est.): 89,188 (growth rate: .945%); birth rate: 15.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 11.7/1000; life expectancy: 73.5.
Capital and largest city: Victoria, 26,000
Monetary unit: Seychelles rupee
Languages: Seselwa Creole 92%, English 5%, French (all official)
Ethnicity/race: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
Religion: Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Christian 3%, Hindu 2%, Muslim 1%, none 1%
Literacy rate: 91.8% (2002 census)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2010 est.): $2.053 billion; per capita $23,200.  
Real growth rate: 6.2%. 
Inflation: -2.4%.  
Unemployment: 2% (2006 est.).  
Arable land: 2.17%.  
Agriculture: coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (tapioca), bananas; poultry; tuna. 
Labor force: 39,560 (2006); industry 23%, services 74%, agriculture 3% (1989).  
Industries: fishing, tourism, processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir (coconut fiber) rope, boat building, printing, furniture; beverages.  
Natural resources: fish, copra, cinnamon trees.  
Exports: $430.7 million (2010 est.): canned tuna, frozen fish, cinnamon bark, copra, petroleum products (reexports).  
Imports: $886.2 million (2010 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals. Major trading partners: UK, France, Italy, Japan, Spain (2009).
Member of Commonwealth of Nations
Communications: Telephones: combined fixed-line and mobile/cellular teledensity is 130 telephones per 100 persons.  
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 1 (2007). 
Television broadcast stations: 1. 
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 256 (2010).  
Internet users: 32,000 (2008).
Transportation: Railways: 0 km.  
Highways: total: 458 km; paved: 440 km; unpaved: 18 km (2003).  
Ports and harbors: Victoria.  
Airports: 14 (2010).

Photos:
Seychelles 1
Seychelles 2
Seychelles 3
 Lion fish - Seychelles 4
Seychelles 5
 Seychelles 6
 Seychelles 7
 Seychelles 8
Seychelles 9
 Seychelles 10
Have a nice day... 

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