RELIGION LIBRARY

Seychelles

COUNTRY PROFILE

Map of Seychelles

The country has an area of 444 square miles and a population of 82,000. The 2002 government census estimated that 82 percent of the population is Roman Catholic and 6 percent Anglican. Other Christian groups include Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Assemblies of God, the Pentecostal Church, the Pentecostal Assembly, Nazarites, and Jehovah's Witnesses. Hindus, Muslims, and Baha'is are present in small numbers.

Population Population (2009 est.) 87,476
Religious Demographics Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
Languages Languages Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)
Country Flag Flag of Seychelles