The Republic of Seychelles is an arcipelago of 155 islands situated in the Indian Ocean, southeast of mainland Eastern Africa. With a territory of 177 square miles and a population of 92000, the Seychelles is the smallest African country. The country gained independence from the British in 1976. It is now a presidential republic. Since independence, its economy has grown seven-fold, from a near-subsistence level to being part of the upper-middle income group. Most of its economic growth depends on tourism.

General Information
Official Name:
Republic of Seychelles
French, English, Seychellois Creole
Geographic Region:
Eastern Africa
Geographic Size (km sq):
Year of UN Membership:
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal):
$1.489 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted):
$27,576 (CID)
GDP Growth:
3.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI):
Gini Index (Income Inequality):
Economic Grouping:
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses:
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations:
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
InOC: Indian Ocean Commission
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
SADC: Southern African Development Community
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations:
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
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