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Official languages
Seychellois Creole 89.1%, English 5.1%, French 0.7%, 


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Capital: Victoria
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Population: 99,20 thousands
Population density: 214/km2


GDP: 1.32 billion USD (2021)
GDP per capita: 13,306.7 USD ‎(2020) ‎
Exports: $1.16 billion (2020)


Unemployment rate: 4.3% (2020)
Urbanisation: 56.69% (2018)
Literacy: 96% (2018)
Internet users: 79% penetration, 78.3 thousand 


Numbering system
Arabic numbering system and dot as decimal separator

Date format: yyyy-mm-dd/ dd-mm-yyyy / mm-dd-yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00248

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


Imports $1.58 billion (2020). Recreational Boats ($466M), Refined Petroleum ($179M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($141M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($123M), and Passenger and Cargo Ships ($28.1M), importing mostly from United Arab Emirates ($283M), British Virgin Islands ($178M), Germany ($134M), Spain ($113M), and Cayman Islands ($111M).

Ease of doing business
It is easy to conduct business (rated 61.7 out of 100) ranked 8th out of 48 Sub-Saharan African countries. 100th out of 190 countries worldwide (2022, World Bank)

$6.52 billion (2020).  Recreational Boats ($445M), Processed Fish ($238M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($213M), Refined Petroleum ($119M), and Passenger and Cargo Ships ($24.4M), exporting mostly to Bermuda ($186M), France ($149M), Cayman Islands ($118M), United Kingdom ($95.5M), and Qatar ($79.9M).

Economic freedom
‘Mostly not free’ (rated 61.1 out of 100) Ranked 5th out of 47 African countries Ranked 79th worldwide out of 177 countries (2022, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal)

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2018)

Source: OEC

Service Exports (2018)

Source: OEC

Most complex products by PCI Index

Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters

Source: OEC

Most specialised products by RCA Index

Specialisation is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage, an index that takes the ratio between the Seychelles observed and expected exports in each product

Source: OEC

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product, the barchart show only products that Seychelles is not specialized in

Source: OEC



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Media language Seychellois Creole, English and French

Information channels
The government controls much of the islands’ media and operates radio and TV stations as well as the sole daily newspaper. Private or pro-opposition publications can be robust in their reporting despite tough libel laws. The government seeks to protect the country’s image as a tourist paradise and thus many sensitive subjects are off limits, says Reporters Without Borders. The group says there are few reports of abuses against journalists. BBC World Service (106.2 MHz) and Radio France Internationale are available on FM.

The press

Seychelles Nation – government daily
The People – ruling party weekly
Le Nouveau Seychelles Weekly – opposition
– opposition


SBC TVstate-run, operated by Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC)


SBC – operates national mediumwave (AM) service and music station Paradise FM

News agency

Kenya News Agency  – state-owned
Business Today – news website  – news website

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
79% penetration, 78.3 thousand 

Share of web traffic by device
46.58% mobile phones, 52.03% computers (laptops and desktops), 1.35% tablet devices, others 0.04%

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
14.62 Mbps

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 177.4%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 78.2%

Most popular web search engines
Google (87.33%), Bing (4.57%), Duckduckgo (2.44%), Naver (1.6%), Yahoo (1.41%), Baidu (1.23%).

Most used social media
Facebook (46.96%), Twitter (15.6%), Instagram (8.98%), Pinterest (8.24%), YouTube (6.22%), Reddit (5.66%)

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
77 yrs (2020)

Healthcare Expenditure
5.2%of GDP (2019)

56.69% (2019)

Median age of the population
34.2 years


Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

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