Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the objectives of the pavilion trying to present the efforts undertaken by local and international institutions to protect the natural treasures of Seychelles, and to promote the idea of environmental conservation and the ...
Sheikh Mohammed visited the SeychellesPavilion, which showcases the natural beauty and history of the nation’s islands, the steps being taken to safeguard them, and the opportunities to take part in their preservation ... The Seychelles Pavilion is designed to highlight the importance of treasuring nature.
Taking visitors on a treasure hunt, the SeychellesPavilion focuses on the steps being taken to safeguard the natural beauty and history of the nation's islands and the opportunities to take part in their preservation. Find clues to a hidden treasure and discover art made from ...
SeychellesPavilion. Taking visitors on a treasure hunt, the Seychelles Pavilion focuses on the steps being taken to safeguard the natural beauty and history of the nation’s islands and the opportunities to take part in their preservation. Find clues to a hidden treasure and ...
It is barely the size of a thumbnail, so it may not come as a surprise that it took so long to spot the starry dwarf frog ...The following year, three new horned frogs were found in the forests of north-east India ... Photograph ... SD Biju ... Its closest relatives are in Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. “North-east India is another treasure trove of new species ... .
The return of the Seychelles flag carrier to the Indian Ocean island follows the announcement of the full reopening of the Mauritius borders starting from October 1, 2021, leading to further ease in movement for fully vaccinated travellers looking to explore the many treasures the tropical destination has to offer.
Moratorium on new hotel development on La Digue until 2023. A moratorium on the development of new hotels and guesthouses on La Digue will be officially enforced as of August 1, 2021 until 2023 ... “La Digue remains one of the pearls that represent Seychelles and it remains special for us. La Digue is also marketed as one of our special treasures ... .
New members of the Lions Club of Seychelles were officially inducted and sworn in during an online ceremony via zoom on Saturday. The new chairperson for the Lionistic year 2021-2022 is AbulKalam Azad; the secretary is Shapoor Yeganegi and the treasurer is Suresh Babu...Best club treasurer award – Lion Poon Chudar Pillay (Rising Lions Club).
PresidentWavel Ramkalawan yesterday launched an appeal to individual citizens to have solidarity, to unify, support one another and to love Seychelles, in order to overcome and surmount the challenges and difficulties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic ... Seychelles’ development.
While the SeychellesPavilion, situated in the Sustainability District of Expo 2020 Dubai, is about discovering the treasures endemic to the island country, visitors will also learn of the revolutionary solutions it has come up with to conserve its future.