Country: Seychelles

Population: 81,895

Capital: Victoria

Time Zone: UTC+4

Currency Name: Seychelles rupee (SCR)

Government Type: republic

Languages: Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2%

Ethnic Breakdown: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab

Religion: 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 Cities: Victoria

Phone Country Code: 248

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High Travel Season: December - January, July - August

Voltage: 240 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays: January 1-2 (New Year), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), June 5 (Liberation Day), Corpus Christi, June 18 (National Day), June 29 (Independence Day), August 15 (Assumption), November 1 (All Saints Day), December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The biggest seed in the world is from the coco-de-mer, in the Seychelles. They can weigh up to 18 kilos and they look just like a human bottom.