Country of the World Seychelles

About the country Seychelles, its location, size, population, leaders and rulers.

NATIONS AND THEIR RULER

SEYCHELLES

Size: 108 sq.mi. (280 sq. km.) of land.

Population: 65,000.

The Seychelles are an archipelago of about 90 islands lying near the equator in the Indian Ocean, 1,000 mi. east of Kenya. The Seychelles, which were granted independence by Britain in 1976, are governed by the Seychelles Peoples United party, led by Pres. Albert Rene. Rene's backers seized power in a June, 1977, coup carried out by 200 men with a reported 60 rifles. Previously Rene had served in a coalition government with Pres. James Mancham, who had defeated Rene in colonial elections.

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