Happy Birthday to Seychelles!

Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. *Photo from Wikipedia

June 29 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Seychelles from United Kingdom in 1976.

The islands were appropriated and settled by France in the 18th century. African slaves were brought to the island, and the characteristic Seychellois Creole language developed. Britain took possession of the islands in the early 19th century. The Seychelles became an independent republic in 1976.

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country lies 1,500 kilometers (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa.

*Reference: Wikipedia