SeychellesEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

News and Events


Topics
Other Heading
  • (bullet)


Seychelles is an archipelago of over 100 islands that are widely scattered in the West Indian Ocean. The principal island is Mahe which is mountainous with towering rugged crests, boulders and cliffs, although sandy beaches surround the coastline. In general, the islands are divided into two groups, 1) the granite islands which number 32; and 2) the coralline islands which number over 60.

A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term.

Getting started with Seychelles research

Jurisdictions

Seychelles has 23 administrative districts.

  • Anse aux Pins
  • Anse Boileau
  • Anse Etoile
  • Anse Louis
  • Anse Royale
  • Baie Lazare
  • Baie Sainte Anne
  • Beau Vallon
  • Bel Air
  • Bel Ombre
  • Cascade
  • Glacis
  • Grand' Anse (on Mahe)
  • Grand' Anse (on Praslin)
  • La Digue
  • La Riviere Anglaise
  • Mont Buxton
  • Mont Fleuri
  • Plaisance
  • Pointe La Rue
  • Port Glaud
  • Saint Louis
  • Takamaka

Research Tools

Featured Content

(Additional Heading)

(Your text or images here, or use the table below:)

  • (Your Bullet)
  • (Your Bullet)
  • (Your Bullet)
  • (Your Bullet)
  • (Your Bullet)
  • (Your Bullet)

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 21 January 2014, at 22:11.
  • This page has been accessed 2,564 times.