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Seychelles is a thriving multiparty democratic republic of approximately 100,000 people located in the Indian Ocean, 1500 miles off the coast of Kenya. Granted independence by the United Kingdom in 1977, Seychelles consists of 115 islands, some granite and some coral and features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The topography of Seychelles ranges from dry, low-lying outer atolls to lush mountainous inner islands.

In addition to being the highest per-capita income country in Africa, Seychelles is also ranked the most honest and law-abiding country in Africa by Transparency International. Additionally, Seychelles is ranked a fully free nation by Freedom House.

The people of Seychelles form a unique Creole culture with strong Asian, African and European elements. Seychelles is a member of the African Union (AU), the Commonwealth, the South African Development Community (SADC) and the United Nations (UN) and is the highest income country in Africa.

Creole, English and French are the official languages of Seychelles and each is spoken widely throughout the islands.