Seychelles

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About Seychelles

Seychelles, officially known as the Republic of Seychelles is an island country in the Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar. The country has been a former British colony

The economy is primarily tourism and agriculture.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityVictoria
Government TypeSeychelles Democratic Party,
Official LanguagesEnglish, French, Seychellois Creole
CurrencySeychellois rupee, SCR
Phone Code +248
Important CitiesAnse Boileau, Beau Vallon, Takamaka, Grand Anse Mahe
National DayNational Day (Jun-18)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking100
Primary IndustriesTourism and fishing,Manufacturing,Public sector,Vulnerability to external shocks,Economic growth,Financial service,Offshore oil and gas.
Major ExportsCommodities not elsewhere specified, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Ships, boats and floating structures, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Residues and waste from the food industries, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Aircraft, spacecraft, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment , Cereals, Pharmaceutical products, Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Articles of iron or steel, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Plastics and articles thereof, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Ceramic products, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs
Major ImportsShips, boats and floating structures, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions
Major Imports from IndiaResidues and waste from the food industries, Iron and steel, Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Meat and edible meat offal, Copper and articles thereof, Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal, Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Aluminium and articles thereof, Commodities not elsewhere specified
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaTrade between India and Seychelles amounted to only US$40 million in 2010–11 with the balance of trade heavily in India's favour.[7] Tourism, fishing, petroleum exploration, communications and IT, computer education and pharmaceuticals have been identified as areas of economic cooperation between the two countries.[8][9] India and Seychelles signed a bilateral investment promotion agreement in 2010 and in 2012, during President Pratibha Patil's visit to Seychelles, India extended it a $50-million line of credit and a grant of $25-million.
Bordering NationsSomalia, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Gen. (Retd.) Dalbir Singh Suhag
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
3rd Floor, Maison Esplanade,Francis Rachel Street, P.O. Box No.488, Victoria-Mahe,Seychelles.
Email: hc.mahe@mea.gov.in
Phone:  (248) 4674110 / 4674100
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr Thomas Selby Pillay
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of Seychelles
D-78, Malcha Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021 India
Email: seychelleshighcommission@gmail.com
Phone: (+91) 11 261 141 02