Seychelles Nature & Economy


Location:
archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Capital: Victoria
Population: 81,895 (July 2007 est.)
Exports: $365.1 million f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Imports: $570.6 million f.o.b. (2006 est.)

Land use:
arable land: 2.17%
           permanent crops: 13.04%
           other: 84.79% (2005)
Languages: Seselwa Creole 92%, English 5%, French (all official) (2002)
Monetary unit: Seychelles rupe
Natural resources: fish, copra, cinnamon trees
Imports - partners: Saudi Arabia 17.6%, South Africa 9.6%, Spain 8.1%, France 7.5%, Singapore 7.2%, Italy 4.8%, UK 4% (2006)
GDP - real growth rate: -1% (2006 est.)
Exports - commodities: canned tuna, frozen fish, cinnamonbark, copra, Petroleum products (reexports)




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