Seychelles Demographics

What is the population of Seychelles?

Population 95,981
Population Growth Rate 0.9%
Urban Population 53.600000
Population in Major Urban Areas VICTORIA (capital) 27,000
Nationality Noun Seychellois (singular and plural)
Ethnic Groups mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab

Seychelles Population Comparison

Seychelles Health Information

What are the health conditions in Seychelles?

Life Expectancy at Birth 74.010000
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.89
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 11.060000
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.8%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.51
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.6
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 96.300000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.89
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 23.9%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 97.100000

Seychelles Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Seychelles?

Life Expectancy at Birth 74.010000
Median Age 33.400000
Infant Mortality Rate 11.060000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.89

Seychelles median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 15
Median Age 33.400000
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 1.01
Population Growth Rate 0.9%
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.030000
Age Structure 20.190000
Infant Mortality Rate 11.060000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.89

Seychelles Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Seychelles?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

The 24-hour emergency number for all medical emergencies is 999. Medical facilities in Seychelles are limited, especially on the isolated islands where doctors are often unavailable. There is one government-owned hospital and several clinics, private and government-run. The Seychellois Ministry of Health operates an ambulance service on the islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue which can be reached by dialing 999. Waiting times can vary considerably based on location. For more information, contact the Ministry of Health at P.O. Box 52, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles; telephone ( 248) 388-000. It is recommended that travelers bring and use insect/mosquito repellent while in Seychelles and apply it at night on all exposed areas. Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus and yellow fever virus have been reported in recent years, as well as Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted to humans and animals by exposure to water contaminated by infected animals. For more information on these diseases and current outbreaks, please see the CDC’s fact sheets on chikungunya, leptospirosis, and yellow fever.

Health Expenditures - percent of GDP


Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population


Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population


Seychelles Education

What is school like in Seychelles?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.6%
Literacy - female 92.3%
Literacy - male 91.4%
Literacy - total population 91.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12.000000

Seychelles Literacy

Can people in Seychelles read?

Literacy - female 92.3%
Literacy - male 91.4%
Literacy - total population 91.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write

Seychelles Crime

Is Seychelles a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Petty crime is a problem, but violent crime against tourists is rare. To reduce the risk of theft, travelers should keep valuables in hotel safes and close and lock hotel windows at night, even while the room is occupied. Hotels that do not have private safes in the rooms will usually have one at the reception desk. Travelers are also advised to take precautions and not leave bags unattended either on the beach while swimming or in plain sight of their vehicles. Foreigners should exercise caution on beaches and poorly-lit or deserted areas at night.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Bootlegs are illegal in the United States, and their purchase may also violate local laws in Seychelles.

Seychelles Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Seychelles, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. It may be illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. Driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Seychelles, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

Persons violating Seychellois laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines in Seychelles.

Arrest notifications in host country:

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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