The 15 interesting facts about Seychelles gives you a foretaste of the uniqueness of these exotic tropical islands. All about Seychelles is right here... No you do not need to know or to recite them to get Seychelles citizenship or residency or to obtain a passport. You certainly don't need to know any of that to get a visa...
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#1 facts about Seychelles:
There are 155 islands in the Seychelles. (42 granite islands + 113 coral islands). You'll find all the Islands listed here.
#2 Seychelles facts:
The main Island, Mahe, is not the biggest island in Seychelles. The largest is Aldabra Atoll. It is almost 3 times the size of Mahe Island. The latter is only 55 square miles.
#3 Seychelles facts:
Aldabra is the second largest atoll in the world (21 miles by 9 miles - 147 square miles; total dry-land area 60 square miles / 155.4 square km). Aldabra is home to over 100,000 giant land tortoises, millions of birds, fish and sea turtles. It is a nature reserve - a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site...
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Aldabra is a haven for wild life, with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. In the 19th century the famous naturalist Charles Darwin was an active campaigner against the exploitation of Aldabra islands. And it is lucky for us that others followed in his footsteps.
#4 Seychelles facts:
The area of ocean controlled by the Seychelles republic is over 1 million square kilometres. Seychelles EEZ is as big as that of maritime nations like Britain.
#5 facts about Seychelles:
The highest point in Seychelles, Morne Seychellois, is 2970ft (905m) above sea level. And can easily be reached by hiking for 2 to 3 hours. But if you're thinking of doing it get a guide. Think... safety first. The mountain itself can be very treacherous.
Seychelles Interesting facts - Frigate bird
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Incidentally from the top of the second highest peak "Trois Freres" the view is much better and you can get to the top in less than 2 hours. Again take a guide. The ground and rocks are always wet in the mountains and it's slippery.
#6 Seychelles facts:
Seychelles granite islands are the oldest islands in the world. They are different from Mauritius and Reunion Islands. The latter are volcanic while Seychelles is made of ancient granite.
#7 Seychelles facts:
The frigate bird, which breeds on Fregate Island (also Frigate Island - a private island) and Aldabra atoll, has a wingspan of up to 2.3 metres. It can stay airborne for a week as it soars and glides, riding the hot air currents.
Unlike other seabirds it won't land in the sea or on flat ground because it cannot take off from a flat surface on account of its huge wing size. So it feeds on the wings and nests in trees and cliffs.
Because of their speed and agility, they terrorise, outrun and harass other sea birds like terns and boobies. Their victims when chased will drop their catch to get away from the frigate.
It in turn dives after the disgorged food feeding on a diet of fish without itself having to go fishing. Smart, hey! They are also called man-of-war birds or pirate birds! You'll see them in Seychelles.
Before we move on to page 2, you should know that there are two UNESCO's world heritage sites in Seychelles. They are the May Valley on Praslin Island and the Aldabra atoll - yes the whole atoll and surrounding seas.
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