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Updated: Sep 16, 2022

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Country Name

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles.


Seychelles island is located in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the French territories of Mayotte and Réunion to the south; as well as the Maldives and Chagos Archipelago to the east.



The reason for naming the country

the Seychelles islands were named after Jean Moreau de Séchelles, Louis XV's Minister of Finance, in 1756 when the French set a Stone of Possession on the islands Mahé. Before then, it was a transit point for trade between Africa and Asia.


The flag of Seychelles was adopted on January 8, 1996.

The flag consists of five different colored stripes: blue, yellow, red, white, and green starting from one end and diverging towards the other end.

The oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future.

The blue represents the sky and the sea that surrounds Seychelles, the Yellow represents the sun which gives light and life, the red represents the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love,