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Seychelles Population

Population Distribution

Total population 95,981
Population growth rate 0.69%
Birth rate 13.70 births per 1,000 residents
Life expectancy  
Overall life expectancy 74.01 years
Men life expectancy 69.40 years
Women life expectancy 78.76 years
Age structure  
0-14 years 19.52%
15-64 years 72.69%
65 years and above 7.79%
Median age 34.40 years
Gender ratio 1.04 M / F
Population density 210.95 residents per km²
Urbanization 49.90%
Cities  
Victoria (Mahé) 25,507
Ethnicities  
89.1% Creoles, 4.7% Indians, 3.1% Madagascans, 1.6% Chinese, 1.5% British, including Malay and European minorities
Religions  
Catholics (Roman Catholic) 82.3%, Anglicans 6.4%, Seventh-day Adventists 1.1% Other Christian religions 3.4% Hindus 2.1% Muslims 1.1% Other non-Christians 1.5 % unspecified 1.5% non-religious 0.6%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.801
HDI ranking 62

People in Seychelles

Almost 100,000 people live in the Seychelles, most of them in the capital Victoria. They are known as Seychellois. A large part of the islands and especially the coral islands are not populated.

Many of the islands' residents are descendants of slaves and the settlers who came to the islands from France or other French colonies. A few people are originally from China, India or European countries. A colorful mixture of peoples shapes the islands.

Languages in Seychelles

In the Seychelles, a creole language developed as a mixture of languages, which is also known as Seychelles Creole or Seselwa. You can still hear the French here. It is spoken by most of the Seychellois. Seselwa, but also English and French, are the country's official languages.

Religions in Seychelles

82 out of 100 Seychellois are Catholic, eight out of 100 Protestants and only a few Muslims or Hindus.


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