No, it is not Sao Tome nor Togo. Even Benin Republic is nowhere near the radar.
It is an enclave that is so minute that even Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory with a population of 1,405,201 could dwarf it in ten folds.
That country is Seychelles, an island that covers a total of 459 km squared, and is inhabited by (believe it or not) 93, 000 people.
However it must be noted that on the mainland of Africa, The Gambia is actually the smallest.
In terms of aesthetic, nature touch, sight-seeing, serenity and assorted delicacies that witness a daily influx of foreign vacationers, Seychelles Island is indeed the most beautiful islands on Earth.
Among other things to note about this Africa’s most prize land is that it is an archipelago of 115 islands deep at the edge of the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It is also said to be home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises.
For those planning to visit or craving for more details about Seychelles, below are things you should take into consideration:
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Distance: 932 miles from mainland Africa
Year of Independence: 1976
Best time to visit: May when the average high temperature stands at 30C
Annual Turnout of visitors: 300,000 overseas visitors
Population of citizens who work in the country’s tourism: 15 per cent
Species of bird that inhabited the islands: 275
Part of country covered with forest: 88 per cent
Volume of beer consumed annually: 114.6 litres of beer per capita. Only the Czech Republic drinks more