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Flag of Seychelles

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: June 18, 1996
Design: Five oblique bands of blue, yellow, red, white and green radiating from the bottom of the hoist side.

The flag of Seychelles was adopted on January 8, 1996. The current flag is the third used by the country since its independence from Britain on June 29, 1976. The colours used in the current flag are the official colours of two of the nation's major political parties–Seychelles People's United Party and the Seychelles Democratic Party.

The flag consists of five different coloured bands (green, white, red, yellow and blue) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end. The oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future. The colour blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolizes the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, while the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.

Republic of Seychelles

  • République des Seychelles (French)
  • Repiblik Sesel (Seychelles Creole)
Flag of Seychelles
Coat of arms
Motto: "Finis Coronat Opus" (Latin)
"The End Crowns the Work"
Anthem: Koste Seselwa
Join together all Seychellois
Location of Seychelles (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Seychelles (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

and largest city
4°37′S 55°27′E / 4.617°S 55.450°E / -4.617; 55.450
Official languages
  • English
  • French
  • Seychellois Creole
Ethnic groups
  • 93.2% Creoles
  • 3.0% British
  • 1.8% French
  • 0.4% Chinese
  • 0.4% Indian
  • 1.2% others
  • Seychellois
  • Seychelloise
  • Seselwa (Creole)
Government Unitary presidential republic
• President
Danny Faure
• Vice President
Vincent Mériton
Legislature National Assembly
• from the United Kingdom
29 June 1976
• Total
459 km2 (177 sq mi) (181st)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
94,228 (195th)
• Density
205.3/km2 (531.7/sq mi) (67th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$2.919 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$1.564 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2013) 46.8
HDI (2017) Increase 0.797
high · 62nd
Currency Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Time zone UTC+4 (SCT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+4 (not observed)
Driving side left
Calling code +248
ISO 3166 code SC
Internet TLD .sc
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