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.