The name Seychelles Islands may be strange to our ears. Even people probably not many know if there is a country called the Republic of Seychelles. But do not be surprised, this island nation is even chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton as the place of his honeymoon.
Seychelles is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The country that connects these African countries, is about 1,600 kilometers east of mainland Africa and northeast of Madagascar. The population of Seychelles is estimated at 88,000 people representing ethnic diversity such as Europe, Arabia, China, India, and from a number of other Asian countries.
The country of Jakarta (455 square kilometers) rely on the tourism sector to drive its economic progress, which in just one year at least 300 thousand foreign tourists visit the Seychelles.
You will immediately feel the tropical atmosphere when first landing at the airport which is located just a few meters from the sea. Tropical trees typical tropical climate like coconut trees, we see many of them immediately. Likewise, the hills are overgrown by tropical rain forest trees are also many we meet.
The Seychelles Islands, numbering about 115 islands uninhabited for more than 150 years before becoming known by Western explorers. Austronesian sailors and Arab traders are the first to visit the Seychelles Islands. The first time, Europe entered the island in 1502 by Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama, passing Amirantes.
This nation is an archipelago consisting of 115 tropical islands with 2 main islands namely Mahe and Praslin. These islands consist of several different groups. Mahe group consists of 42 granite islands.
These islands are rocky and most have coastal stripes and hills as high as 914 meters. Mahe is the largest island and is the location of the capital of Victoria. The other …