Seychelles 2006

Seychelles 2006

In 2006, Seychelles was a beautiful archipelago located in the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 80,000 people. The official language was English and the majority of the population practiced Christianity. The economy was largely based on tourism, fishing, and agriculture and its main exports included tuna fish, coconuts, cinnamon bark, and copra.

According to constructmaterials, the government at this time was a semi-presidential republic led by President James Michel who had been in power since 2004. Seychelles had experienced relative stability since its independence from Britain in 1976 and this continued into 2006. In terms of education, Seychelles had achieved universal primary education by this time and literacy rates were steadily increasing amongst adults aged 15-24 years old.

Overall, Seychelles in 2006 was a diverse nation that embraced its cultural heritage whilst making positive strides towards economic development. It boasted stunning landscapes as well as a vibrant culture that attracted tourists from all over the world. With its growing economy and improving educational system, it appeared to be on track to continue developing into a prosperous nation.

Yearbook 2006

Seychelles. In July, incumbent President James Michel was re-elected with 54% of the vote. Michel represents the Seychelles Progressive People’s Front (SPPF), which has been a ruling party since 1977. The main opponent, Wavel Ramkalawan of the Seychelles National Party (SNP), got 46%. The economy was the most important issue in the electoral movement and turnout was close to 89%.

According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Seychelles include Independence Day (June 29) and New Year (January 1). About 100 people protested outside Parliament in early October in protest of the election of the elected officials by a law restricting private ownership of radio stations, which meant that the opposition’s hopes for its own radio station were shattered. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters. Several people were injured, including opposition leader Ramkalawan. Critics said the police used too much force, and the president immediately investigated the matter.

Tourism, Seychelles’ main source of income, declined at the beginning of the year due to the so-called chikungunya virus. The mosquito-borne virus was transmitted from island to island in the Indian Ocean. By April, some 250,000 people in the region had been infected, including close to 10,000 in the Seychelles. The authorities have long tried to tone down the issue and did not speak as openly about the spread of infection as their colleagues in the other island nations.

Country data

Area: 457 km2 (world rank: 182)

Population: 96,000

Population density: 210 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 185)

Capital: Victoria

Official languages: Seselwa (Creole), English, French

Gross domestic product: 1.5 billion US $; Real growth: 4.2%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): US $ 14,180

Currency: 1 Seychelles rupee (SR) = 100 cents


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Heads of State and Government: Danny FaureVincent Meriton

National holiday: 5.6. (Liberation day 1977)

Administrative structure
25 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1993
Presidential republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: National Assembly with 33 members, election every 5 years
Direct election of the head of state every 5 years (max. 2 terms of office)
Suffrage from 18 years.

Population of: Seychelles, last census 2010: 90,945 residents,
89.1% Creoles, 4.7% Indians, 3.1% Madagascans, 1.6% Chinese, 1.5% British, among others Malay and European minority

Cities (with population): (as of 2010) Victoria (Mahé) 25,507 residents.

Religions: 76% Catholics, 6% Anglicans, 2%; Minorities of Pentecostals, Hindus, Muslims, etc. (as of 2006)

Languages: 95% Seselwa (French: Creole); English and French

Employees by economic sector: no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.9%

Foreign trade: Import: 1.1 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 0.6 billion (2017)

Seychelles Map with Surrounding Countries

Seychelles Overview

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles archipelago is one of the world’s most popular pampering destinations.

The island nation is located about 1,600 kilometers east of the African continent. The Seychelles consists of 115 islands, 33 of which are inhabited. The Seychelles is known for its clear waters, fine sand and peaceful beaches. The islands have great holiday options for many different wishes, both for couples and families.

Seychelles is a year-round resort. The temperature on the islands near the equator is between +25 and +30 degrees all year round.

From December to March, monsoon rains arrive on the islands often the moment of rain falls late at night or at night, so it often doesn’t interfere with beach days.

The largest of the islands is Mahé, on which the state capital Victoria is also located. The state’s economy is largely based on tourism. Another important source of income for locals is fishing.

Area: 455 km²

Population: 95,981 (estimate 7/2020)

Capital: Victoria

Population: Mostly Europeans and Africans, including Indians and Chinese

Religion: 82% Catholics, the rest Anglicans, Hindus, Muslims and Adventists

Language: English, French and Seychelles Creole

Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

Main products: Tourism, fishing and the cultivation of vanilla, cinnamon and copra.

Form of government: Republic