Geography of Seychelles
Seychelles is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 455 km² (approx. 176 mi²). Continental shelf of Seychelles is approximately 39,063 km² (around 15,082 mi²). Seychelles is located in Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. African countries include, but are not limited to, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Seychelles is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Seychelles is 453 m (1,483 ft).
Total length of land borders of Seychelles is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Seychelles has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of Seychelles is Victoria. The largest city in Seychelles is Victoria.
The average elevation range of Seychelles is 453 m (1,483 ft). The highest point of Seychelles is Morne Seychellois, with its official height being 905 m (2,969 ft). The lowest point of Seychelles is Indian Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Morne Seychellois) and lowest (Indian Ocean) points of Seychelles is 905 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Seychelles is 455 km² (approx. 176 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 1,336,559 km² (~516,046 mi²). The continental shelf of Seychelles is approximately 39,063 km² (around 15,082 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Seychelles is approximately 1,337,014 km² (~516,222 mi²). Seychelles is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
407 km² of Seychelles's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 89% of all the land in the country. There are 10 km² of arable land in Seychelles, and it comprises 2% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Seychelles are fish, coconuts (copra), cinnamon trees.