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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI/a> 5.29 % of GNI [43rd of 168]
Children out of school, primary 294 [117th of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

3.515 per 1,000 people [74th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 127 [112nd of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 1,518.359 per 1,000 people [78th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 166 [110th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 1,984.627 per 1,000 people [71st of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 10 years [60th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [107th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 5 [169th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 9,623 [166th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.115 per capita [83rd of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 7,525 [157th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 89.904 per 1,000 people [76th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 144 [145th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 2.236 per 1,000 people [111st of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 48.83% [43rd of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 49.94% [57th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 88.28% [1st of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 99% [28th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 99% [34th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 100% [11th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.7% [31st of 127]
Education spending (% of GDP) 5.2% [51st of 132]
Education spending (% Primary) 42.5% [44th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 26.1% [85th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 17.4% [64th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 99.1% [9th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 98.3% [17th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 100% [5th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 115 [4th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 112 [7th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 117 [4th of 145]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 18.06 % [11th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 17.63 % [23rd of 93]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 49.3% [16th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.6% [43rd of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 77.235 [26th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 1.01 [16th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.99 [78th of 172]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 112.54 % [34th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 119.19 % [29th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 115.85 % [30th of 157]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 92.3% [64th of 157]
Literacy > Male 91.4% [87th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 91.9% [76th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 92.26 % [38th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 91.41 % [58th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 91.84 % [43rd of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 99.37 % [25th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 98.77 % [35th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 99.06 % [28th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 99.1% [4th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 98.8% [5th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 99.4% [3rd of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 69.33 % [41st of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 71.62 % [35th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 67.33 % [43rd of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 100 % [1st of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 97.45 % [20th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 98.68 % [17th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 107.4 % [10th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 105.64 % [11th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 106.5 % [14th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [97th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 9,194 [159th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.11 per capita [89th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 48.74 % female [44th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 655 [137th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 7.831 per 1,000 people [16th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 85.34 % female [29th of 153]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 4.3 [95th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 3.2 [103rd of 131]
Progression to secondary level 99 [19th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 99.75 % [10th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 100 % [5th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 99.5 % [16th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.4 % [17th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 10.7 % [34th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 13.8 [60th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 16.4 [78th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 14.04 [124th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 99.9 [11th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 14.7 [149th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 14.5 [81st of 121]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 100.47 [17th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 103.86 [57th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 103.69 % [59th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 100.61 % [19th of 123]
Repitition rate > Primary level 0.1 [144th of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 101.51 % gross [16th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 100.31 % gross [18th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 102.68 % gross [14th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 109.67 % gross [45th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 96.42 % net [34th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 109.94 % gross [37th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 96.85 % net [29th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 109.43 % gross [53rd of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 96.01 % net [38th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 4.69 % [81st of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 101.9 % gross [29th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 93.08 % net [12th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 103.86 % gross [23rd of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 94.06 % net [12th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 100 % gross [30th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 92.12 % net [11th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 4.18 % [88th of 124]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 15 years [3rd of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 15 years [3rd of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 14 years [3rd of 93]
Scientific and technical journal articles 2 [154th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 7,551 [156th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.091 per 1,000 people [46th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 8,718 [153rd of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.123 per capita [12th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 48.19 % female [80th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 552 [130th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 6.667 per 1,000 people [55th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 53.08 % female [76th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 1,076 [137th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 15.207 per 1,000 people [45th of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 1.7 [16th of 30]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 77.93 % [28th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 79.83 % [22nd of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 67 % [27th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1.01 [2nd of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 99 [11th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 98 [21st of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 98 [32nd of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 99 [14th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 99 [27th of 153]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [63rd of 133]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 18.1 per 1,000 people [17th of 195]
Dependency ratio per 100 46 [151st of 166]
Drug access 80% [78th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 534.4 $ [45th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 1.51 % [140th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 4.59 % [58th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.1 % [92nd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 2.4 % [87th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 7.5% [51st of 179]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 2.1 births per woman [35th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 64.9 [64th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 57.4 [105th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 61.2 [84th of 186]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 6.28 per 1,000 people [29th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 99 % [7th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 99 % [9th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 100 % [17th of 167]
Improved water source > % of population with access 88 % [88th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 75 % [96th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 100 % [30th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 33.75 per 100,000 people [127th of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 10.42 deaths/1,000 live births [140th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 18.18 deaths/1,000 live births [127th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 14.36 deaths/1,000 live births [128th of 225]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 78.1 years [81st of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 67.27 years [139th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 72.6 years [113rd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 77 years [60th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 69.1 years [83rd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 72.95 years [72nd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 77 [49th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 67 [96th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 72 [64th of 186]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 5.1 % [10th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 5.7 % [10th of 63]
Measles immunization 99 [16th of 168]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 5 [127th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 6 [109th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 2 [114th of 128]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 60.4% [159th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 62.5 % [154th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 414 [51st of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 557 [57th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 1.51 per 1,000 people [8th of 148]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 0% [145th of 159]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 9 % [85th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 25.7% [143rd of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 12 per 1,000 people [143rd of 187]
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 6.9 % [4th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 37 % [5th of 42]
Spending > Public 4.8%
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 6.9 [84th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 37 [69th of 115]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 22 [89th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 5.2% [113rd of 185]
Total fertility rate 1.8 [136th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 26 [104th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 65.31 % [80th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 99% [20th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 92.31 % [15th of 171]


SOURCES
UNICEF; World Development Indicators database; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNICEF; The World Health Report 2001; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; UNHDR

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles

Sports
 

New Page 1
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 2 [31st of 41]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [135th of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [135th of 135]
Chess > International Masters 0 [135th of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0 per 1 million population [135th of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 1,871 [135th of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 150 [169th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 1,847.564 per 1 million people [16th of 197]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles


Food

 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 79.25 % [3rd of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 57.01 % [12th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 21.52 % [7th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles

Language
 

English speakers 1,601 [39th of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0.023 per $10,000 of GDP [19th of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 1.972 per 100 people [25th of 46]
English status
Principal language of the schools. Official language. Bible 1382-1989.
English-speaking population > First language 1,601 [44th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 1,601 [85th of 99]
French speakers 977 [29th of 31]
French speakers (per capita) 0.12 per 10 people [16th of 30]
French status
Spoken by the French settler families, 'grands blancs.' Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2%
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 91.9 [76th of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 9 [129th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.110854 per 1,000 people [26th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 1 [141st of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.0123171 per 1,000 people [6th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 17 [120th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.209391 per 1,000 people [18th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 1 [79th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 12.3171 per 1 million people [24th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 5 [133rd of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0615855 per 1,000 people [32nd of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 14 [129th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.172439 per 1,000 people [28th of 148]
Catholics 69,000 [113rd of 140]
Catholics as percentage 85.19 [20th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 1.101% [115th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1.1% [118th of 168]
Islam > Population 894 [157th of 165]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 2.75903 per 1,000 people [64th of 177]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 6,495 [149th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 8 % [77th of 163]
Religions
Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6%
Religions > All
Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)
Religions > Hindu 2.1 % [12th of 17]
Religions > Muslim 1.1 % [96th of 100]
Religions > Roman Catholic 82.3 % [29th of 96]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 87 % [27th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 70,633 [127th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 753 [156th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 92,747.697 per 10 million people [59th of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles


3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.14 [20th of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 4.88 % [128th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 33.61 % [47th of 155]
DVD region 5 [49th of 171]
E-Government rating 39 [112nd of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 927.95 per 1,000 people [48th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes S7A - S7Z
Households with television > % 88.85 % [58th of 160]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 10,981,120 min. [139th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 136.564 min. per capita [44th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 14,900,000 $ [73rd of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 21.481 $ per $1,000 of GDP [9th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 176.343 $ per capita [3rd of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 57,003 [158th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 674.636 per 1 million people [50th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 5 [77th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 63.415 per million people [1st of 104]
Number of PCs 15 [156th of 169]
Number of PCs (per capita) 1.848 per 10,000 people [47th of 169]
Personal computers 16,000 [56th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 189.362 per 1 million people [14th of 171]
Phone subscribers 799.73 [39th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 90 % [76th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 16.99 $/month [35th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 24.09 $/month [25th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 2
Radios 42,000 [190th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 517.318 per 1,000 people [75th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 10.27 % [129th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 23520730
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 6.52 % GDP [12th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 228998400
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 3.78 $ [22nd of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 5,376.52 $ per $1 trillion of GD [10th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 45,652.174 $ per 1 million people [3rd of 178]
Telephone employees, total 356 [153rd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 4.384 per 1,000 people [10th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 6 per 100 mainlines [60th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 21,404 [134th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 253.319 per 1,000 people [51st of 203]
Telephone subscribers 78,407 [134th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.966 per 1,000 people [49th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 162.72 [98th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is nearly 125 telephones per 100 persons; radiotelephone communications between islands in the archipelago

Telephone system > General assessment effective system

Telephone system > International
country code - 248; direct radiotelephone communications with adjacent island countries and African coastal countries; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)

Telephone systems > Privatisation 1954
Telephones > Main lines in use 22,700 [120th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 277.184 per 1,000 people [43rd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 77,300 [153rd of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 943.892 per 1,000 people [47th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 2 [63rd of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 25.867 per million people [7th of 67]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 11,000 [183rd of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 135.488 per 1,000 people [113rd of 209]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 575 [101st of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 6,805.183 per 1 million people [68th of 146]
Country code .sc
Hosts 284 [171st of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 3,453.013 per million people [118th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 9 Mbps [79th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 12.975 Mbps per $1 trillion of [56th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 106.516 Mbps per 1 billion peop [37th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 1 [210th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.0123171 per 1,000 people [46th of 215]
ISP 1 [152nd of 162]
ISP (per capita) 12,325.745 per billion people [18th of 127]
Livejournal users 44 [172nd of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 31.45 $/month [54th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 44 [79th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 473.404 per 1 million people [15th of 189]
TLD .sc
Users 32,000 [145th of 190]
Users (per capita) 390.744 per 1,000 people [51st of 184]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles


4) Tourism

Right Now
The island nation of Seychelles, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, is known for its remarkable beauty and breathtaking beaches. The country's small population and incredible geography and climate makes it one of the most idyllic tourist spots in all of Africa. A British colony until 1977, Seychelles boasts a long and unique history that has been influenced by African, Arab, Asian, and European cultures. Seychelles's capital and largest city, Victoria, is found on the island of Mahé, but the country spans 114 other islands and is practically defined by its ethnic and cultural diversity. As a result it is one of the most interesting and relaxing places on the entire continent to visit.

The Top 6: What to Do in Seychelles
1. Victoria: A good amount of Seychelles’s history can be found in the capital city of Victoria. Originally settled in the 16th century by French colonists, it has remained a center of business and finance ever since. It has several museums and cathedrals that are definitely worth visiting when on you’re on Mahe Island.
2. Island Hopping: Work with your hotel, a guide, or a travel agency to plan out your itinerary of island hopping; we recommend visiting the heavy hitters, which include Mahe, La Digue, and Praslin. Each of them will leave you breathless.
3. Botanical Garden in Mahe: There are roughly 81 plant species found throughout Seychelles. The Botanical Garden in Mahe is an outstanding representation of the natural beauty of this enchanting country.
4. Shark Bank: Mahe Island offers some of the best deep-water diving anywhere. Not only will you swim with massive and gorgeous tropical fish, but you’ll also spot white tip reef sharks, gray stingrays, and many more creatures.
5. Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve: Located on the island of Praslin, this nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has everything you would expect on a tropical island. The flora in particular is truly fascinating: the site is home to the only naturally flourishing coco de mer palm tress, known for producing huge seeds that bear a striking resemblance to parts of the human anatomy.
6. Kopolia Peak: While traveling through the Morne Seychellois National Park’s tropical paradise, hikers can work their way to the base of Kopolia Peak, the scene of a diverse ecosystem that’s home to such flora as the carnivorous pitcher plant (we strongly advise you not to touch any pitcher plants) and stunning orchids.

When to Go
Seychelles is one of the few places in the world to which you can just pick up and run without worrying about seasonal weather changes. The weather here is fairly stable throughout the year; the temperature typically remains between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 to 29.4 degrees Celsius.)
The islands experience the most rainfall around the month of January, but it is not heavy and would not require you to change or cancel your trip plans. Because of their proximity to the Indian Ocean, the cyclone season above the water can affect the islands’ weather from December to March, the result being dryer and grayer days. This is nonetheless a peak season for tourism.

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