Oh, these heavenly Seychelles!. Rest here is the cherished dream of many of our compatriots, and for good reason — few places can enjoy such nature. Gentle ocean waters, hot weather, scorching sun, sun loungers on snow-white beaches…
Interesting facts about the Seychelles
- Some plants of the Seychelles are unique. So, on the two islands of the archipelago, the oldest palm trees grow, the fruits of which weigh a couple of tens of kilograms, and ripen for ten years.
- The composition of some national dishes here includes bat meat.
- From Of the 115 islands that make up the archipelago, only 33 are inhabited.
- The capital of the Seychelles, the city of Victoria, got its name in honor of the Queen of England, who ruled in those years when the city was founded. About a quarter of the country’s population lives here.
- Head of State in the Seychelles — a president who can serve a maximum of three five-year terms.
- The local currency is the «Seychellois rupee». In fact, in many places American dollars and euros will be accepted for payment, but change will be given in rupees, and at a far from the most favorable rate.
- Some granite islands of the Seychelles archipelago — the most ancient of all on Earth.
- Hurricanes in the Seychelles are extremely rare. Over the past five hundred years, only one has been recorded.
- Matriarchy reigns in local families.
- The frigate bird living in the Seychelles can stay in the air without landing on the ground for a whole week. The wingspan of an adult frigate reaches three meters.
- The capital of the Seychelles, the city of Victoria — the smallest capital of an independent state in the world.
- More than half of the entire working-age population in the Seychelles works in the tourism industry, which keeps the economy of the whole country.
- The locals themselves prefer to spend their holidays in other countries, if, of course, they can afford it.
- The temperature in the Seychelles rarely drops below +25 degrees, but it rarely gets really hot here either.
- Left-hand traffic is accepted on local roads, as in England, Japan and Australia (interesting facts about Japan).
- Despite the modest total land area of all the islands of the Seychelles archipelago, the country owns about a million square kilometers of water spaces.
- Arab navigators visited the Seychelles about a thousand years ago. And the first European to visit them was the famous Vasco da Gama, who mapped them in 1502 (interesting facts about Vasco da Gama).
- Palm fibers in the Seychelles are a common material from which clothes, bags are woven and various little things.