Seychelles – An Island Paradise
The Republic of Seychelles is a country made up of about 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Its area is 455 square kilometers. Seychelles is made up of two main island groups. The Mahé group has40 islands. These islands are rocky and hilly, with narrow strips of coastline. The other group, coralline group, is built up from the skeletons of coral animals. Very few people live on them.
Most of the people are Creole, with a mixture of Asian, African, and European heritage. The French and then the British used to rule the islands. In 1976, Seychelles was given its independence by Britain. Creole (mixture of French, English, and African languages), English, and French are all national languages. Roman Catholicism is the main religion.