Seychelles

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Seychellois Fact 1 (June 29–July 5, 2008)

1.1% of Seychellois are 7th Day Adventists.

Seychellois Fact 2 (July 6–July 12, 2008)

Before 1814, the French and the British fought over Seychelles.  In 1814, it became a British colony.  It stayed British for more than 150 years.  Yet, it continues to have a French name and it’s chief ethnic make up is French, Arab, Indian, and Chinese.  And less than 5% of the population speaks English.

Seychellois Fact 3 (July 13–July 19, 2008)

Among Seychelles’ natural resources are dried coconut and cinnamon trees.

Seychellois Fact 4 (July 20–July 26, 2008)

You can vote at age 17 in Seychelles.

Seychellois Fact 5 (July 27–Aug. 2, 2008)

The Roman Catholic Church and trade unions are the major political forces in Seychelles.