The islands now known as Seychelles appear on Portuguese maps dating as old as the year 1505 and it is believed that the Arab explorers may have visited long ago. Despite its early discovery, the islands remained uninhabited for more than 150 years.
In 1742, the French governor of Mauritius, Bertrand Francois Mahe de La Bourdonnais, organized an expedition to the islands. His group was impressed by everything I saw and organized a second expedition in 1756. France took control of the islands and gave its present name in honor of the French finance minister at the time. However, the new colony did not prosper as quickly as he had expected France
The Seychelles islands were captured and freed several times during the French Revolution and again during the Napoleonic Wars. The islands were formally ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Paris in 1814. In 1888, he established an independent administrative board Seychelles. Nine years later, the administrator in charge of the affairs of the islands received full powers as British colonial governor, and in August 1903, Seychelles became a British colony.
In March 1970 met the political representatives of Seychelles in London with members of the Seychelles Democratic Party, who advocated closer integration to the United Kingdom, and the People's United Party Seychelles, whose members sought independence. Elections were held in November 1970 and established a new constitution. The following elections were held in April 1974 and promoted them independence both parties. Negotiations with Great Britain continued and resulted in an agreement that designated Seychelles an independent republic. Sir James Mancham, recently knighted, became the country's first president in 1976
On June 5, 1977 there was a coup that overthrew Mancham while he was abroad. Seychelles became a one-party state and the People's United Party Seychelles became the Seychelles People's Progressive Front. The socialist mandate ended with a new constitution and free elections in 1993.
POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANISATION
The State of the Seychelles is divided into a total of 23 administrative districts: Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand 'Anse (on Mahe island), Grand' Anse (on Praslin island), La Digue, La Riviere Anglaise, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe Larue, Port Glaud, Saint Louis and Takamaka
the Republic of Seychelles is a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar Its capital is Victoria, one of Victoria's main attractions is the Botanical Garden, where you can see samples of giant tortoises that are endemic to these islands
SEYCHELLES IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS A TROPICAL PARADISE. THE UNSPOILED ISLANDS WITH BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND A SEA WITH EXCELLENT CONDITIONS FOR DIVING ENTHUSIASTS
THE CLOCK TOWER
The center of the city of Seychelles is symbolized by the Clock Tower , located at a roundabout, a kind of miniature Big Ben built in 1903 in memory of Queen Victoria, who died two years before, and replica of the clock Vauxhall Bridge, London. This monument was restored in 1999