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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles
Motto: "Finis Coronat Opus" (Latin)
"The End Crowns the Work"
Anthem: Koste Seselwa
Join together all Seychellois
Location of Seychelles (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Seychelles (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Victoria
4°37′S 55°27′E / 4.617°S 55.450°E / -4.617; 55.450
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Religion
Demonym(s)
  • Seychellois
  • Seychelloise
  • Seselwa (Creole)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Wavel Ramkalawan
Ahmed Afif
LegislatureLasanble Nasyonal
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
29 June 1976
Area
• Total
459 km2 (177 sq mi) (181st)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• mid 2020 estimate
98,462 (184th)
• Density
214.5/km2 (555.6/sq mi) (67th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$2.919 billion[2]
• Per capita
$30,486[2]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.564 billion[2]
• Per capita
$16,332[2]
Gini (2018)32.1[3]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.796[4]
high · 67th
CurrencySeychellois rupee (SCR)
Time zoneUTC+4 (SCT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+4 (not observed)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+248
ISO 3166 codeSC
Internet TLD.sc

Seychelles

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelagic island country consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea. Its capital and largest city, Victoria, is 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa. Nearby island countries and territories include the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the French overseas regions of Mayotte and Réunion to the south; and Maldives and the Chagos Archipelago to the east. It is the least populous sovereign African country, with an estimated 2020 population of 98,462.