Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is one of the main exports of Seychelles?||Seychelles
fish. Cinnamon bark and copra are also main exports of Seychelles. Petroleum products are re-exports since they are imported and then exported.
|What island in Seychelles, named for a Frenchman, is renowned for its beaches and unique bird populations?||Seychelles
Praslin. Praslin is the second largest island in Seychelles with an area of 38km▓. Praslin attracts many visitors every year, who are drawn to its beautiful beaches. Tourists may even catch sight of unusual bird species, such as the native Seychelles Bulbul. The island was named for the CÚsar Gabriel de Choiseul (the Duke of Praslin).
|What type of currency is used in the Republic of Seychelles?||Seychelles
Rupee. The Seychellois Rupee is the official currency of Seychelles. It was first used in 1914 in the form of paper money. Coins came into circulation in 1939.
|What is the most dominant religion in Seychelles?||Seychelles
Roman Catholicism. Roman Catholics make up about 90% of the population in Seychelles, while Anglicans make up about 7%. Islam and other religions have been introduced and remain fast-growing.
|Who was the first president of Seychelles?||Seychelles
James Mancham. James Mancham was the first president of Seychelles, from independence in 1976 to 1977. In June 1977, France-Albert RenÚ, the longest serving president of Seychelles, took over. He was president until 2004, when James Michel became president. Joseph Belmont was a vice president, serving under the presidency of James Michel.
|In which year did the Republic of Seychelles gain its independence?||Seychelles
1976. Seychelles was first sighted in 1502. In 1609, the crew of the English East Indiaman 'Ascension' landed, which made it the first recorded landing on the shores of the Republic of Seychelles. On the 29th of June 1976, the Republic of Seychelles was declared independent from the rule of the United Kingdom.
The End Crowns the Work. 'The End Crowns the Work' is the motto of the Republic of Seychelles. In Latin, it is 'Finis Coronat Opus'.
Other choices: 'Fatherland, Liberty, Progress' is the motto for the Republic of Madagascar. 'Star and Key of the Indian Ocean' is the motto for the Republic of Mauritius. 'Unity, Solidarity, Development' is the motto for the Union of the Comoros.
|How many colours does the Republic of Seychelles' flag have?||Seychelles
5 . The five colours are blue, yellow, red, white and green. Blue represents the sea and sky; yellow represents the sun; red represents unity of people; white represents harmony and justice; and green represents the land. The colours all touch the bottom left-hand corner and extend to the edges, symbolising growth.
|Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, lies on which island?||Seychelles
Mahe. Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles. Praslin, Silhouette and La Digue are the second, third and fourth largest islands. There are 41 granitic islands all together.
|The Seychelles has a very nice climate, where temperatures range from 75 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. However, one thing makes this wonderful weather a little less bearable. What is it?||Seychelles, Seychelles, By the Seyshore
Very humid. The Seychelles has a very nice climate year round, but it is very humid. They don't get much wind, as they are out of the cyclone belt. Since it stays warm throughout the entire year, there are no snow storms, and the average rainfall is from 114-141 inches. Though the weather is nice throughout the entire year, the months of May to November are the most pleasant because of the light southern trade winds that hit the area.
|Asking for the highest point of a country seems to be a common question, so I will go against the grain and ask for the lowest point. What would the lowest point of the Seychelles be?||Seychelles, Seychelles, By the Seyshore
Indian Ocean. The lowest point of the Seychelles is right at sea level, since it is, after all, an island. The Seychelles lies in the Indian Ocean, so it stands to reason that the lowest point is the Indian Ocean.
For those who would like to know; Morne Seychellois is the highest point in Seychelles. It is found in Morne Seychellois National Park on the island of Mahe. It is only 2,969 feet (905 m) high.
|Seychelles is actually a very small country. Even with 155 islands, it is one of the twenty smallest nations. Many know Vatican City (The Holy See) to be the smallest country in the world, but is Seychelles the smallest ISLAND nation?||Seychelles, Seychelles, By the Seyshore
No. The Seychelles is not the smallest island nation in the world. In fact, there are over thirty nations and territories that are smaller than the Seychelles. Seychelles is, however, the smallest country in all of Africa, with only 175 square miles (452 km sq).
Mahe. The largest island of the forty-two granitic islands of Seychelles is Mahe (there are 155 total islands). This is the main island of the nation, and it also is the home to the capital of Victoria. Praslin, Silhouette Island, and La Digue are the next largest islands, in that order.
Did the extra hint about the fish help? There is a Hawaiian fish called "mahi mahi". Note that mahi mahi does not come from Mahe, Seychelles.
Rupee. Seychelles uses the Seychellois rupee. The Seychellois rupee was adopted in 1914 for use in the island nation. Before that the Mauritian rupee had been used. It was not until 1939, however, that coins were produced specifically for Seychelles. The Seychellois rupee is divided into 100 cents.
|The Coat of Arms of Seychelles has an animal on it. This animal has the largest population on Seychelles. What animal is it that appears on the Coat of Arms?||Seychelles, Seychelles, By the Seyshore
Turtle. The turtle is on the Coat of Arms because the creature commonly lives on the coasts of the island nation. It is the hawksbill turtle that has the largest population on Seychelles. In fact, the largest population of hawksbill turtles in the world is in the nation of Seychelles.
|Many flags of the world have colors that represent things. In most instances, green symbolizes the land, yellow represents the sun, and blue is the sky or the water. Seychelles has these three colors, as well as red and white. What do these two colors represent?||Seychelles, Seychelles, By the Seyshore
Unity and harmony. Seychelles has five colors on the flag. They appear as rays starting from the bottom left corner, and they spread out, which represents growth. The blue represents the beautiful skies and waters that surround the islands, the yellow is the wonderful sun the location gets, and the green represents the natural environment of the land. The red represents the people and their strive for unity, and the white symbolizes the harmony and social justice of the country.
Wisdom, justice, and love were three things mentioned in a very famous Martin Luther King Junior speech, which was used in a Linkin Park song of the same name.