Takamaka, Seychelles

Takamaka is one of the 26 administrative regions of Mahé, Republic of Seychelles. It is located on the southern part of the island of Mahé. Three other districts cover the two other main islands of the Republic, Grand' Anse and Baie Sainte Anne on the island of Praslin and the inner islands district which comprise the 3rd largest island, La Digue. The population of Takamata is estimated at around 3,000.

Takamaka
Official logo of Takamaka
Location within Mahé Island, Seychelles
Location within Mahé Island, Seychelles
CountrySeychelles
Government
 • District AdministratorAndre Gabriel
 • Member of National AssemblyHon. Terence Mondon (LDS)
Population
 (2019 Estimate)[1]
 • Total2,850
Time zoneSeychelles Time
[2][3]
Beach, Anse Cachée, on the southern tip of Mahé.
Anse Intendance, on the west coast of Takamaka. The Banyan Tree Resort seen in the background

OverviewEdit

Economic activity is grouped around traditional farming and fishing. There is some tourism-related infrastructure comprising four small hotels (Allamanda Hotel, Captain's Villa (self-catering), Chez Batista). The largest hotel is the Banyan Tree Resort at Anse Intendance.

Most of the population is employed by the services and trade sector, such as public service and private commerce, including tourism.

As with all districts, there is a primary school, health center, police station and District Administration Office, all grouped around or near the local Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary Magdalena.

It takes about an hour to commute by public bus to the capital, Victoria, some 25 km away and centre for all administrative and commercial activities. A regular public bus service runs daily from around 05.30 to 20.00 hours.

Notable peopleEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "POPULATION AND VITAL STATISTICS MID YEAR POPULATION ESTIMATES 2019". Statistical Bulletin. Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles: National Bureau of Statistics Seychelles. 2019-08-30. p. 17 (Table 10). Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  2. ^ "TAKAMAKA". District Profile. Local Government Seychelles. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  3. ^ "Takamaka - Hon. Paul Ernesta". Directly Elected Members by Constituency. The National Assembly of Seychelles. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  4. ^ Gappy, Vidya. "Getting to know our ministers". Seychelles Nation. Retrieved 2020-11-14.

Coordinates: 4°47′S 55°31′E / 4.783°S 55.517°E / -4.783; 55.517