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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.
  
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. [http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/seychell.htm Read more…]
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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.
  
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*Anse aux Pins
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*Anse Etoile
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*Anse Louis
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*Anse Royale
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*Baie Lazare
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*Beau Vallon
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*Grand' Anse (on Mahe)
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*Grand' Anse (on Praslin)
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*La Digue
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*La Riviere Anglaise
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*Mont Buxton
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*Mont Fleuri
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*Plaisance
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*Pointe La Rue
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*[[Seychelles Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Seychelles Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Seychelles Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Seychelles Census|Census]]
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*[[Seychelles Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Seychelles Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Seychelles Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Seychelles Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Seychelles Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Seychelles Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Seychelles Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
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*[[Seychelles Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Seychelles Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Seychelles Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Seychelles History|History]]
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*[[Seychelles Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Seychelles Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Seychelles Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Seychelles Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Seychelles Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Seychelles Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Seychelles Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
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*[[Seychelles Place Names|Place Names]]
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*[[Seychelles Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Seychelles Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Seychelles Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
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*[[Seychelles Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Seychelles Taxation|Taxation]]
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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.

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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

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