Republic of Seychelles
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  • Capital: Victoria

  • Population estimate, 2015: 96,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 23,300

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.772/64

  • Internet domain extension: .sc

Civil Aviation

Seychelles International airport is on Mahé. In 2010 Air Seychelles flew on domestic routes and to Cape Town, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Mauritius, Milan, Nairobi, Paris, Réunion, Rome, Singapore and Zürich. In 2013 it carried 356,000 passengers (188,000 on international flights). Seychelles International handled 650,928 passengers (517,542 on international flights) in 2012 and 4,500 tonnes of freight.


Though close to the equator, the climate is tropical. The hot, wet season is from Dec. to May, when conditions are humid, but southeast trades bring cooler conditions from June to Nov. Temperatures are high throughout the year, but the islands lie outside the cyclone belt. Victoria, Jan. 80 °F (26.7 °C), July 78 °F (25.6 °C). Annual rainfall 95″ (2,287 mm).

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