Formal Name: Republic of Seychelles.
Short Name: Seychelles.
Term for Citizens: Seychellois.
Date of Independence: June 29, 1976 (from
Size: Approximately 444 square kilometers.
Topography: Archipelago consists of 115 islands,
which some forty are granitic, within ninety kilometers of
and remainder coralline, stretching over 1,200 kilometers
northeast to southwest. Major islands are Mahé, Praslin,
Digue. Granitic islands have hills up to 940 meters high,
narrow coastal plains, and coral reefs on east coasts.
islands are flat with no fresh water.
Climate: Tropical with high humidity but breezy.
weather brought by southeast monsoon from late May to
northwest monsoon from March to May brings warmer weather.
average annual rainfall in Mahé 2,880 millimeters at sea
and 3,550 millimeters on slopes.
Data as of August 1994