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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
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityVictoria
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, French, Seychellois Creole
CurrencySeychellois rupee, SCR
Phone Code +248
Important CitiesAnse Boileau, Beau Vallon, Takamaka, Grand Anse Mahe
National DayIndependence Day (29th-june )
GDP (nominal)USD 2.085 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking100
Primary IndustriesTourism and fishing,Manufacturing,Public sector,Vulnerability to external shocks,Economic growth,Financial service,Offshore oil and gas.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSomalia, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Marine Vessels, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Rubber and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts, Wood and Pulp, Household Items & Products
Major ImportsMarine Vessels, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Railway and Locomotives, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Other Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Vegetables and Related Products, Glass and glassware
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.682 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.899 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.217 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
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.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Audio Visual Equipments
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Spices, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Ceramic Products, Wood and Pulp, Vegetables and Related Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Rubber and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 8.96 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 64.88 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 55.92 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for SeychellesHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr Kartik Pande
Honourable High Commissioner
3rd Floor, Maison Esplanade,Francis Rachel Street, P.O. Box No.488, Victoria-Mahe,Seychelles.
 (248) 4674110 / 4674100

Embassy Details of Seychelles in IndiaHigh Commission of Seychelles
H.E. Mrs. Harisoa Lalatiana Accouche
High Commissioner
E-11/13 Ground Floor Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057
+91-11-41328987 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Shivdev Ganeshdass Gorwara
Honorary Consul
Plot Number 478, 1st Floor, Road No. 13, Chembur, Mumbai-400 071
+91-22-25584360 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Chennai
H.E. Mr. M. Sesha Sai
Honorary Consul
62, Veerabhadran Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600034
044-43021122 (O)

Honorary Consulate of teh Republic of Seychelles in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Nandu K. Belani
Honorary Consul
Woodburn Central, 2nd Floor, 5 A, Bibhabati Bose Sarani, (Formely, 5A Woodburn Park), Kolkata - 700020
033-40105656 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr Kasu Venckata Rajagopal Reddy
Honorary Consul
No.12, Service Road, Domlur Layout, Bengaluru - 560071
+918025353533 (O)