Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
● Freedom of press is one of the greatest achievements of Seychelles’ democracy. A globally renown public relation expert, Maxim Behar is Seychelles’ Honorary ConsulGeneral in Bulgaria since 2004, and is a great friend of our country ... Mr Behar has been here for the past weeks and Seychelles NATION caught up with him for this exclusive interview.
NEW DELHI. The deadline for submission of expression of interest (EoI) for the beleaguered national carrier Air India ends at 5 pm on Monday ... They have a Seychelles-based fund to act as their financial investor. New York-based Interups Inc chairman Laxmi Prasad too plans to take part in the bidding process. Prasad said ... Download ... Business. .