Seychelles 2002

Yearbook 2002

Seychelles. In early autumn, parliamentary elections were announced until December 6, four months before the term of office expired. According to Countryaah website, national day of Seychelles is every June 29. The ruling Progressive People’s Front (Seychelles People’s Progressive Front, SPPF) won by 23 seats and just over 54% of the vote, followed by the Seychelles National Party (Seychelles National Party, SNP) which received eleven seats and just under 43%. The result meant that the ruling party reached the two-thirds majority required for constitutional amendments by a small margin.

Seychelles Border Countries Map

Information that President Albert René bought a ranch in Australia fueled speculation that he was about to leave power..

Seychelles Climate

The climate of the Seychelles is determined by the monsoon: from December to March the north-west monsoon prevails, followed by a calm transition phase in April. From May to September, the rain-free but stormy time of the southeast monsoon follows, in October-November there is another windless transition phase. Heavy storms are rare.

The duration of sunshine is determined by the location near the equator. Astronomically, 12 hours per day are possible (from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time); the influence of cloud cover means that an average of 5–8 hours per day is achieved. Temperatures fluctuate between 24 ° C and 30 ° C during the year, the sea water temperature is 26 ° C all year round.

The amount of precipitation on Mahe varies between 2880 mm in the capital Victoria and 3550 mm in the mountain regions. The air humidity is always more than 80 percent.

The preferred travel time to visit the Seychelles is May to October.

Creole is spoken and paid in rupees

Seychelles and Mauritius have a similar history. The Portuguese would be the first to visit the islands, from which pirates seeking gold and ivory cargoes found an excellent hiding place. Then came the French in the mid-18th century. They set up coconut plantations on the island and began collecting cinnamon with the help of African slaves they brought from the mainland. The descendants of the white and black races became the current indigenous population of the islands, which still speaks Creole French as their main language, a local dialect of French born during the colonial rule. There are also plenty of speakers of pure French and English. More ethnic color to the islands was gained when Indian and Chinese merchants moved to live in them. The Asian currency, for example, the rupee, tells about the Asian influence. In the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century, the British seized Mauritius and the Seychelles from the French, which became a separate colony of Britain. The island nation gained full independence in 1976. Left-wing policies in recent years have emphasized free education, health care, and pension security. Funding for them has been found in tourism.