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Seychelles / COVID-19
Population 90,024
Total Confirmed 44847
Active 44680
Total deaths 167
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.37 %


Seychelles ( (listen); French: [sɛʃɛl] or [seʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: La Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelagic island nation in the Indian Ocean in the eastern border of the Somali Sea. The nation consists of 115 islands. Its capital and biggest city, Victoria, is located 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the French territories of Mayotte and Réunion to the south; as well as the Maldives and Chagos Archipelago to the east. With a population of roughly 94,367, it has the smallest population of any sovereign African country.Seychelles was uninhabited prior to being struck by Europeans in the 16th century. It faced competing British and French interests until coming under full British control in the late 19th century. Since proclaiming independence from the United Kingdom in 1976, Seychelles has developed from a largely agricultural society to a market-based diversified market, characterized by rapidly rising service, public sector, and tourism activities. From 1976 until 2015, nominal GDP grew nearly sevenfold, and purchasing power parity increased nearly sixteenfold. Since the late 2010s, the government has taken steps to encourage foreign investment. Now, Seychelles boasts the highest nominal per capita GDP of any African country. It's the first African nation with an HDI score exceeding 0.800, and therefore the only country in the continent with a very high Human Development Index. It's one of only two countries in Africa classified as a high-income market by the World Bank, the other being Mauritius. Despite its relative wealth, poverty remains widespread as the nation has one of the highest levels of economic inequality in the world and markedly unequal wealth distribution, with the upper and ruling class commanding a vast proportion of the country's wealth.Seychellois culture and society is an eclectic mix of French, British, and African influences, with more recent infusions of Chinese and Indian elements. The country is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Source: Wikipedia