- Victoria, Seychelles
official_name = Victoria
map_caption = Location of Victoria on Mahé Island
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Island
subdivision_name1 = Mahé
population_total = 24,970
population_metro = 72,000
latd = | latm = | lats = | latNS = N
longd = | longm = | longs = | longEW = W
Victoria (sometimes called Port Victoria) is the
capital cityof the Republic of Seychellesand is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, which the main island of the archipelago. The city was first established as the seat of the British colonial government. As of 2002, the population is 24,970, which is approximately one third of the population of the Seychelles. Victoria is served by the Seychelles International Airport(completed in 1971.)
The principal exports of Victoria are
vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, tortoise shell, soap, and guano.
Attractions in the city include a
clocktowermodelled on that of Little Benin London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Victoria National Museum of History, the Victoria Natural History Museumand the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market. The city is also home to the national stadiumand a polytechnicinstitute, while the inner harbour lies immediately east of the town, around which tuna fishingand canningform a major local industry. One of the largest bridges in Victoria was destroyed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Greater Victoria encompasses eight of the 25
Districts of Seychellesas follows:
La Riviere Anglaise(English River)
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