Official name: Republic of Seychelles
Area: 455 sq. km
Official languages: Seychellois Creole, English
Other languages: French
Population: 90, 846 (July 2013 est.)
Religions: Catholics (90%), Anglican (8%)
Independence day: 29 June from the United Kingdom
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is both the Chief of State and the Head of Government. The President of the Republic is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for 2 more terms). The Prime Minister and members of the Government are appointed by the President.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected for a 5-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Seychelles is a member of UN, AU, FAO, WHO, IMF, ILO, WTO ( observer country), WIPO, UNHCR, WHO, UNESCO, IOM, UNIDO
GDP: 1,2 billion USD (IMF est. 2012)
Main economic resources: Tourism, coffee, cocoa, cotton, petroleum production and refining, aluminium production, etc
Major Trading Partners: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Singapore, etc.
Mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law , and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
National Partners of African Law Library