TODAY is Independence Day in the Seychelles.
Seychelles is celebrating their 44th anniversary of its independence from the UK on the June 29, 1976.
This country is a paradise on Earth. The beautiful country encompasses deep blue waters and white sandy beaches with exotic sea life, becoming a famous honeymoon destination. The country also has beautiful nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Technically, it is the smallest continent in the world with only 175 square miles (452 km sq).
This beautiful country island was home to none until the latter part of the 18th century, when its first settlers arrived. Pirates used to seek the islands of Seychelles as a hideout. It is believed that Olivier Le Vasseur, an infamous pirate, had a treasure worth 100,000 euros that remains hidden in the land up to the present.
Victoria the capital of Seychelles, is the smallest capital in the world. You can explore the entire city on foot in less than a day. This country is home to the heaviest land tortoise that is living in the wild. Almost half of the limited landmass in the country is occupied by national parks and reserves. This is in support of the government’s various environment and ecosystem protection and conservation policies. Cinnamon bark and copra are some of the main exports of Seychelles. Petroleum products are re-exports since they’re important and then exported again.
The main source of income in Seychelles is tourism, followed by tuna fishing and canning. Seychelles is the right place to visit if you want to see unique endemic species. These include the paradise flycatcher, the warbler, the jelly fish tree, and the female Coco de Mer, which is the world’s heaviest nut.
Seychelles has Africa’s strongest and 29th most powerful passport in the world.