Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles.
Seychelles island 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 blue represents the sky and the sea that surrounds Seychelles.
Yellow represents the sun which gives light and life,
red represents the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love,
while the white band represents social justice and harmony.
The green represents the land and natural environment.
French and English are official languages along with Seychellois Creole, which is primarily based upon French.
Seychellois Creole is the most-spoken official language in Seychelles as a second language, followed by French and English.
Most business and official meetings are conducted in English and nearly all official websites are in English.
National Assembly business is conducted in Creole, but laws are passed and published in English.
Most Seychellois are Christians: most of them are adhere to Roman Catholic, the other group adheres to Protestant, (Anglican, Pentecostal Assembly, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant.
Hinduism is the second-largest religion.
There is also a small minority that adheres to Islam.
Seychellois rupee (SCR).
Unitary presidential republic.
In Seychelles, the climate is tropical, hot all year round. From November to March, there is a rainy and muggy season due to the northwest monsoon, while from June to September, when the southeast trade winds prevail, there is a dry and slightly cooler season.
Tropical rains usually occur in the form of downpours or thunderstorms, and in Seychelles, they usually occur in the afternoon in the sultry and rainy season, and at night in the driest season (when they are fairly frequent but of short duration).
The average daily temperature is around 26 °C (79 °F) in July and August, 27 °C (81 °F) in January, and 28 °C (82 °F) in March, April, and May, which are the warmest months.
However, the temperature varies little both between night and day and between seasons: it rarely exceeds 33 °C (91 °F) during the day or drops below 22 °C (72 °F) at night.
In Seychelles, the driest and sunniest is from June to August. In this period, however, the wind can be moderate and make the sea rough. In this period, the beaches exposed to the north-west (eg Beau Vallon Beach in Mahé) will therefore be preferable.
The period from March to May is the hottest of the year, albeit slightly, and there is the risk of some heavy rainstorms but especially of cyclones, which, as mentioned, affect only marginally the main islands of the north. The month of October, the first of the rainy season is also exposed to heavy showers, but at least, it is outside the cyclone season. The worst months are December and January, since they are the most sultry and rainy, as well as the least sunny, even though the sun shines for a few hours a day.
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