Interesting facts about Seychelles

Seychelles is a popular resort, despite the fact that it is considered very expensive. This paradise of the Earth, washed by the waters of the Indian Ocean, captivated many people with its beauty, and it’s no wonder – everyone who was lucky to visit here, will agree that this is probably one of the best places in the world for life.

The Republic of Seychelles includes 115 islands, but is inhabited and currently only thirty-three of them are inhabited.

The national currency of the Seychelles is the Seychellois rupee.

On two of the islands of the archipelago grows one of the most ancient plant species on earth, if not the oldest – unique palm trees. Their fruits ripen for about ten years and reach a weight of two dozen kilograms.

Seychelles eat bats, along with other, more traditional food.

All Seychelles are coral, that is, atolls, or granite ones. Scientists believe that the granite islands that make up the Republic are some of the oldest on the planet.

The head of a typical Seychellois family is a woman, not a man. Matriarchy reigns here.

The capital of the Seychelles, the city of Victoria – the smallest capital in the world.

The largest of the islands of the archipelago is Aldabra. Hundreds of thousands of turtles live on it, and it has the status of a reserve.

More than half of the permanent residents of the Seychelles are engaged in tourism.

Among Seychellers, external tourism is popular, that is, trips to other countries, despite the fact that a fair part of the civilized world dreams of going on vacation to the Seychelles.

A frigate bird living in the Seychelles can stay in the air for a week, and its wingspan reaches three meters.

The air temperature in the Seychelles almost never falls below the mark at plus 25 degrees Celsius.

Movement on the Seychelles roads is left-sided.

Seychelles owns about a million square kilometers of water.

In total there are about seventy beaches in the Seychelles, one is more beautiful than the other.

For the entire history of observations, that is, almost five hundred years, only one hurricane was recorded in the Seychelles.

The Seychelles Islands were discovered in 1502 by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama, but there are indirect historical evidences according to which the islands were visited by Arab courts for half a thousand years before it.

Seychelles is popular for weaving various items of clothing and household items from palm fibers.