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Country (long form) Republic of Seychelles
Capital Victoria
Total Area 175.68 sq mi
455.00 sq km
(2.5 times the size of Washington, DC)
Population 79,715 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 89,713
Languages English (official), French (official), Creole
Literacy 58.0% total, 56.0% male, 60% female (1971 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Anglican 8%, other 2%
Life Expectancy 65.17 male, 76.37 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 Seychelles rupee (SRe) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $7,700 (2000 est.)
Industry fishing; tourism; processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir (coconut fiber) rope, boat building, printing, furniture; beverages
Agriculture coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (tapioca), bananas; broiler chickens; tuna fish
Arable Land 2%
Natural Resources fish, copra, cinnamon trees
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