Seychelles: Country and Foreign Investment
The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands in the centre of the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 km east of Africa and to the north of Madagascar, lying mostly between 4 and 5 degrees south of the equator. The archipelago lies outside the cyclone belt so the weather is stable all year round, with an average maximum daily temperature of 29 degrees. Rain falls most heavily in December and January.
There are two groups of islands: the 32 quite closely grouped Granitic islands include Mahe, the principal island, while the 83 Coraline islands are spread out over a wide area between the Granitic group and Madagascar. Mahe itself is 27km in length and 12 kms wide with a total area of 154 sq kms; it is mountainous, rising to a peak of 905 metres.
The Seychelles environment is one of the most unspoiled in the world with many species of birds, fish and rich flora, some of which are unique.
Victoria, the capital, on Mahe has the deepest port in the Indian ocean. The international airport on Mahe has direct flights to many cities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Far East.