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1) Natural geography
 

Area > Comparative
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Area > Comparative to US places
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Area > Land 455 sq km [192nd of 238]
Area > Land (per capita) 5.532 sq km per 1,000 people [163rd of 227]
Area > Total 455 sq km [202nd of 250]
Area > Total (per capita) 5.532 sq km per 1,000 people [168th of 231]
Area > Water 0 sq km [222nd of 239]
Area > Water (per capita) 0 sq km per million people [211st of 225]
Capital city with population Victoria - 25,000
Climate
tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
Coastline 491 km [119th of 271]
Elevation extremes > Highest point Morne Seychellois 905 m
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Indian Ocean 0 m
Forested Land 66.7% [12th of 193]
Geographic coordinates 4 35 S, 55 40 E
Geography > Note
41 granitic and about 75 coralline islands
Land area > sq. km 460 km² [187th of 206]
Land area > sq. km (per capita) 5.444 km² per 1,000 people [154th of 206]
Land use > Arable land 2.17% [183rd of 258]
Land use > Other 84.79% [137th of 258]
Land use > Permanent crops 13.04% [24th of 258]
Largest city
Victoria
Largest city population 40,000 [155th of 174]
Largest city population (per capita) 0.493 per capita [8th of 174]
Largest city with population Victoria - 25,000
Location
archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Map references
Africa
Maritime claims > Contiguous zone 24 nautical mile [52nd of 83]
Maritime claims > Continental shelf
200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile [84th of 123]
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile [147th of 191]
Natural hazards
lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare; short droughts possible
Natural resources
fish, copra, cinnamon trees
northernmost point > Latitude 03°43'S
Population density 173.99 people per sqkm [61st of 256]
Population density > people per sq. km 183.68 people/m² [51st of 204]
Precipitation 2,172 mm [8th of 95]
Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land 3,962.81 people/km² of arable lan [4th of 188]
Surface area > sq. km 460 km² [187th of 206]
Surface area > sq. km (per capita) 5.444 km² per 1,000 people [156th of 207]
tallest mountains > Mountain Morne Seychellois
Terrain
Mahe Group is granitic, narrow coastal strip, rocky, hilly; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs


SOURCES
CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; FAO; World Development Indicators database; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia: List of countries by northernmost point ; Heal The World Foundation.; Wikipedia: List of tallest mountains by country

Environment

 

Compensation of employees > % of expense 27.04 % [26th of 97]
Compensation of employees > current LCU 498600000
Firing cost > weeks of wages 38.6 weeks of wages [83rd of 164]
Labor force 39,560 [130th of 132]
Labor force (per capita) 461,302.213 per million people [55th of 131]
Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture 3% [23rd of 32]
Labor force > By occupation > Industry 23% [9th of 29]
Labor force > By occupation > Services 74% [3rd of 29]
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Date March 7, 2000
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Minimum age 15 [91st of 146]
Parental leave > Paid maternity leave 14 weeks
Parental leave > Paid paternity leave
Four days of paid leave for "compassionate reasons"
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention > Ratifications > Date October 4, 1999
Rigidity of employment index 34 [97th of 166]
Technicians in R&D > per million people 30.93 per million people [42nd of 49]
Unemployment rate 2% [89th of 107]
Unemployment, female > % of female labor force 41.1 % [1st of 95]
Unemployment, male > % of male labor force 27.7 % [1st of 95]
Unemployment, total > % of total labor force 34.6 % [1st of 101]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ 10,000,000 $ [123rd of 149]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP) 14.417 $ per $1,000 of GDP [35th of 166]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per capita) 118.351 $ per 1,000 people [30th of 167]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ 11,000,000 $ [135th of 156]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP) 15.858 $ per $1,000 of GDP [74th of 165]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per capita) 130.186 $ per capita [48th of 167]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ 11,370,180 BoP $ [79th of 115]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP) 16.392 BoP $ per $1 million of [46th of 142]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita) 134.567 BoP $ per 1,000 people [21st of 143]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ; Wikipedia: Parental leave ; Wikipedia: Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949


2) Human geography

Age distribution

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 1990

Age and sex distribution for the year 1990:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 1995

Age and sex distribution for the year 1995:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2000

Age and sex distribution for the year 2000:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2003

Age and sex distribution for the year 2003:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2005

Age and sex distribution for the year 2005:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2010

Age and sex distribution for the year 2010:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2020

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020:

Seychelles Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050:


Source

US Census Bureau July 17, 2003


People
 

African countries by population density > area 455 [54th of 56]
African countries by population density > pop. dens. 176 [7th of 56]
African countries by population density > population 80,098 [55th of 56]
Age structure > 0-14 years 25.9 % [132nd of 225]
Age structure > 0-14 years 26.4 [132nd of 226]
Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 10,108 [196th of 225]
Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 24.9% [129th of 227]
Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 10,337 [196th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years 67.4 [64th of 226]
Age structure > 15-64 years 68 % [58th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years > Females 29,048 [196th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 69.1% [47th of 227]
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males 27,752 [197th of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over 6.1 % [106th of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 3,427 [197th of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 6.1% [105th of 227]
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 1,575 [206th of 225]
Birth rate 15.6 births/1,000 population [138th of 226]
Chinese population 2,000 [71st of 127]
Chinese population (per capita) 2,463.418 per 100,000 people [17th of 126]
Death rate 6.21 deaths/1,000 population [153rd of 226]
Education expenditures 6.5 % of GDP [9th of 55]

Ethnic groups
mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab

Female population > Age 10-14 3,738 [196th of 224]
Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 4.58 [121st of 224]
Female population > Age 15-19 3,725 [196th of 224]
Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 4.57 [119th of 224]
Female population > Age 20-24 3,840 [196th of 224]
Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 4.71 [67th of 224]
Female population > Age 25-29 3,760 [195th of 224]
Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 4.61 [14th of 224]
Female population > Age 30-34 3,666 [194th of 224]
Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 4.5 [5th of 224]
Female population > Age 35-39 3,958 [192nd of 224]
Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 4.85 [8th of 224]
Female population > Age 40-44 3,369 [195th of 224]
Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 4.13 [28th of 224]
Female population > Age 45-49 2,572 [198th of 224]
Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 3.15 [85th of 224]
Female population > Age 50-54 1,425 [206th of 224]
Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 1.75 [152nd of 224]
Female population > Age 55-59 1,090 [207th of 224]
Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 1.34 [150th of 224]
Female population > Age 60-64 961 [204th of 224]
Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 1.18 [118th of 224]
Female population > Age 65-69 904 [200th of 224]
Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 1.11 [106th of 224]
Female population > Age 70-74 874 [198th of 224]
Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 1.07 [88th of 224]
Female population > Age 75-79 721 [198th of 224]
Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 0.88 [84th of 224]
Female population > Age 80-84 902 [190th of 224]
Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 1.11 [66th of 224]
Male population > Age 10-14 3,824 [196th of 224]
Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 4.69 [127th of 224]
Male population > Age 15-19 3,802 [196th of 224]
Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 4.66 [123rd of 224]
Male population > Age 20-24 3,742 [195th of 224]
Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 4.59 [103rd of 224]
Male population > Age 25-29 3,668 [195th of 224]
Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 4.5 [34th of 224]
Male population > Age 30-34 3,641 [194th of 224]
Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 4.47 [14th of 224]
Male population > Age 35-39 3,815 [193rd of 224]
Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 4.68 [18th of 224]
Male population > Age 40-44 3,084 [197th of 224]
Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 3.78 [54th of 224]
Male population > Age 45-49 2,328 [202nd of 224]
Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 2.86 [106th of 224]
Male population > Age 50-54 1,412 [206th of 224]
Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 1.73 [143rd of 224]
Male population > Age 55-59 954 [210th of 224]
Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 1.17 [157th of 224]
Male population > Age 60-64 614 [211st of 224]
Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 0.75 [182nd of 224]
Male population > Age 65-69 525 [210th of 224]
Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 0.64 [172nd of 224]
Male population > Age 70-74 487 [206th of 224]
Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 0.6 [128th of 224]
Male population > Age 75-79 333 [203rd of 224]
Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 0.41 [124th of 224]
Male population > Age 80-84 262 [204th of 224]
Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 0.32 [115th of 224]
Median age > Female 29.8 years [89th of 224]
Median age > Male 27.6 years [106th of 224]
Median age > Total 28.7 years [98th of 224]
Nationality > Adjective Seychellois
Nationality > Noun
Seychellois (singular and plural)
Percentage living in rural areas. 50% [80th of 193]
Percentage living in urban areas 50% [123rd of 199]
Population 82,247 [199th of 242]
Population > CIA Factbook 82,247 [199th of 240]
Population growth > annual % 1.01 annual % [115th of 195]
Population growth rate 0.428% [163rd of 235]
Population in 2015 88 [195th of 225]
Population, female > % of total 49.7 % [145th of 190]
Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates 7 Sep 1990 a
Rural population 39,796.88 [179th of 193]
Rural population (per capita) 0.471 per capita [88th of 194]
Rural population growth > annual % 0.21 annual % [108th of 193]
Sex ratio > 15-64 years 0.95 [189th of 223]
Sex ratio > 15-64 years 0.96 male(s)/female [180th of 224]
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.46 male(s)/female [218th of 223]
Sex ratio > At birth 1.03 male(s)/female [195th of 223]
Sex ratio > sex ratios > 15–65 0.95 [177th of 215]
Sex ratio > sex ratios > at birth 1.03 [185th of 215]
Sex ratio > sex ratios > over 65 0.47 [214th of 215]
Sex ratio > sex ratios > total 0.93 [197th of 215]
Sex ratio > sex ratios > under 15 1.02 [170th of 215]
Sex ratio > Total population 0.93 male(s)/female [196th of 224]
Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.02 male(s)/female [180th of 224]
Total fertility rate 1.73 children born/woman [166th of 225]
Total Population 81,541 [198th of 227]
Total population > Age 10-14 7,562 [196th of 224]
Total population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 9.27 [125th of 224]
Total population > Age 15-19 7,527 [196th of 224]
Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 9.23 [121st of 224]
Total population > Age 20-24 7,582 [196th of 224]
Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 9.3 [83rd of 224]
Total population > Age 25-29 7,428 [196th of 224]
Total population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 9.11 [22nd of 224]
Total population > Age 30-34 7,307 [194th of 224]
Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 8.96 [9th of 224]
Total population > Age 35-39 7,773 [194th of 224]
Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 9.53 [9th of 224]
Total population > Age 40-44 6,453 [195th of 224]
Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 7.91 [41st of 224]
Total population > Age 45-49 4,900 [199th of 224]
Total population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 6.01 [94th of 224]
Total population > Age 50-54 2,837 [207th of 224]
Total population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 3.48 [148th of 224]
Total population > Age 55-59 2,044 [208th of 224]
Total population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 2.51 [155th of 224]
Total population > Age 60-64 1,575 [207th of 224]
Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 1.93 [152nd of 224]
Total population > Age 65-69 1,429 [204th of 224]
Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 1.75 [129th of 224]
Total population > Age 70-74 1,361 [201st of 224]
Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 1.67 [101st of 224]
Total population > Age 75-79 1,054 [200th of 224]
Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 1.29 [93rd of 224]
Total population > Age 80-84 1,164 [197th of 224]
Total population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 1.43 [78th of 224]
Total Population > Female 42,207 [198th of 227]
Total Population > Male 39,334 [197th of 227]
Urban population 44,697.55 [187th of 195]
Urban population (per capita) 0.529 per capita [107th of 196]
Urban population growth > annual % 1.73 annual % [108th of 195]
Urbanization 65 [79th of 204]
Urbanization in 1975 33.3% [106th of 164]
Urbanization in 2015 72.3% [57th of 164]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of African countries by population density ; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; University Libraries, Ohio University; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center ; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies; World Development Indicators database and CIA World Factbook; World Development Indicators database; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: http://esa.un.org/unpp; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Wikipedia: Sex ratio ; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center Spanish Statistical Institute; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights (ESA/P/WP.173, 20 March 2002); UN (United Nations). 2002. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

Mortality
 

Death rate, crude > per 1,000 people 8.1 per 1,000 people [42nd of 195]
rate, adult, female > per 1,000 female adults 122 per 1,000 female adults [9th of 185]
rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults 268 per 1,000 male adults [9th of 185]
rate, infant > per 1,000 live births 12 per 1,000 live births [131st of 187]
rate, under-5 > per 1,000 13 per 1,000 [133rd of 187]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

Immigration
 

immigrant population > Immigrants as percentage of state population 6.199 [69th of 195]
immigrant population > Number of immigrants 5,000 [180th of 195]
immigrant population > Percentage of total number of immigrants in the world >0.01%
International migration stock > % of population 5.84 % [85th of 205]
International migration stock, total 4,932 [194th of 205]
Net migration rate -5.11 migrant(s)/1,000 populati [157th of 225]
Refugees > Convention on refugees 23 Apr 1980 a
US visa lottery winners 1 US visa lottery winners [164th of 178]
US visa lottery winners (per capita) 12.3171 US visa lottery winners [91st of 176]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of countries by immigrant population ; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations Treaty Collection; US Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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