Republic of Seychelles
Capital city: Victoria on Mahe Island.
Area: 455 square km
National day: 5 June (anniversary of 1977 revolution).
Independence: 29 June 1976. Former British colony.
Population: 80000 as of 2000 90% on Mahe Island.
Leader: Albert Rene, born 1935. President as at the year 1977.
Language: English and French Creole (both official)
Currency: Seychelles rupees. (SR)