The island archipelago of the Seychelles is the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar. Some quick facts about the Seychelles include:

  • The Seychelles were uninhabited until the late 1700s.

  • The Seychelles’ flag has five different colors in it: white, blue, yellow, red and green.

  • Tourism is the main source of income for the island followed by tuna fishing.

  • Roman Catholicism is the country’s predominant religion; nearly 83% of the population follow the Catholic faith. The remainder of the population is either Protestant (7.5%), other Christian (3.4%), Hindu (2.1%), Muslim (1.1%), or other (1.5%).

  • The heaviest land tortoise in the world lives in the Seychelles.

  • The islands were once a hideout for pirates.