Districts of Seychelles

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Seychelles is divided into 26 districts. All but one are located on the Inner Islands; the Outer Islands (Zil Elwannyen Sesel) make up the most recent district. Eight districts make up Greater Victoria, 14 make up the rural part of the main island of Mahé, two make up Praslin, and one makes up La Digue (which includes small surrounding islands and some distant islands like Silhouette, North Island, Denis, Bird).

The capital city of Victoria consists of three districts: English River, Saint Louis and Mont Fleuri.

Between 1991 and 1993, the original 23 districts were local government units with elected councils. Since then, they have been governed by government-appointed administrators.[1]

In 1998, two new districts (Roche Caiman and Les Mamelles) were created mostly from reclaimed land and from parts of Plaisance. In 2012, another new land reclamation took place, adding Eve Island and Rev Island near the capital Victoria and Bay St. Anne in Praslin, making the area 459 km2. Also, the Outer Islands were given district status by the ministry of tourism.

Praslin with division into two districts (07 and 14)

Table of districtsEdit

Nr [a] District Capital Area Population Region
km2 mi2
** Mahe Islands Mahe Islands 163.2 63.0 78,333
01 Anse aux Pins Anse Aux Pins 2.2 0.85 3,673 East Mahé
02 Anse Boileau Anse Boileau 12.0 4.6 4,183 West Mahé
03 Anse Etoile Anse Etoile 5.8 2.2 5,018 North Mahé
04 Au Cap La Plaine St. André? 8.7 3.4 3,743 East Mahé
05 Anse Royale Anse Royale 6.6 2.5 3,818 South Mahé
06 Baie Lazare Baie Lazare 12.1 4.7 3,227 South Mahé
08 Beau Vallon Beau Vallon 4.3 1.7 4,142 North Mahé
09 Bel Air Bel Air 4.7 1.8 3,015 Greater Victoria
10 Bel Ombre Bel Ombre 9.2 3.6 4,163 West Mahé
11 Cascade capital 10.4 4.0 4,088 East Mahé
12 Glacis capital 7.0 2.7 4,157 North Mahé
13 Grand'Anse Grand'Anse 15.4 5.9 2,842 West Mahé
16 English River English River 1.7 0.66 4,252 Greater Victoria
17 Mont Buxton Mont Buxton 1.2 0.46 3,173 Greater Victoria
18 Mont Fleuri Mont Fleuri 6.1 2.4 3,966 Greater Victoria
19 Plaisance Plaisance 3.4 1.3 3,690 Greater Victoria
20 Pointe La Rue Pointe La Rue 3.9 1.5 3,245 East Mahé
21 Port Glaud Port Glaud 28.7 11.1 2,378 West Mahé
22 Saint Louis Saint Louis 1.1 0.42 3,436 Greater Victoria
23 Takamaka Takamaka 14.4 5.6 2,580 South Mahé
24 Les Mamelles Les Mamelles 1.8 0.69 2,537 Greater Victoria
25 Roche Caïman Roche Caïman 1.2 0.46 2,893 Greater Victoria
** Praslin Islands[citation needed] Praslin Islands 42.2 16.3 7,682
07 Baie Sainte Anne Anse Volbert 25.1 9.7 3,626 Inner Islands
14 Grand'Anse Praslin Grand Anse 14.4 5.6 4,056 Inner Islands
** La Digue Islands[citation needed] La Digue Islands 41.8 16.1 3,506
15 La Digue and Inner Islands La Passe 41.8 16.1 3,506 Inner Islands
** Outer Islands Victoria, Seychelles 211.8 81.8 503
26 Outer Islands (Coëtivy) 211.8 81.8 503 Outer Islands
  Seychelles Victoria 459.0 177.2 90,024  

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2009-12-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The number relates to ISO-Code for districts 01 through 26

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