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Seychelles: Geography#

Locationarchipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Geographic Coordinates4 35 S, 55 40 E -4.5833335,55.666668
Area total: 455 sq km
land: 455 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 455
DBpedia: 451
Geoname: 455
Infoplease: 456
Britannica: 452
Wolfram: 455

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline491 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Morne Seychellois 905 m
Highest Mountains
TerrainMahe Group is granitic, narrow coastal strip, rocky, hilly; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs
Natural Hazardslies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare; occasional short droughts
Natural Resourcefish, copra, cinnamon trees
Land Usearable land: 2.17%
permanent crops: 4.35%
other: 93.48% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
Irrigated Land2.6 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueswater supply depends on catchments to collect rainwater
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesVictoria
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Geography-notesmallest African country; the constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 islands: 42 granitic and 113 coralline; by far the largest island is Mahe, which is home to about 90% of the population and the site of the capital city of Victoria