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 of the districts make up Greater Victoria, 14 are located in the rural part of the main island of Mahé, two on Praslin, and one on La Digue (which includes small surrounding islands and some distant islands like Silhouette, North Island, Denis, Bird).

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

Between 1991 and 1993, the originally 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 and EVE Island and Rev Island where created near the capital Victoria and Bay St. Anne in Praslin, making the area 459 km2. Also, the Outer Islands were given a status of a district by the ministry of tourism.

Praslin with division into two districts (07 und 14)

Table of districts

NrDistrict Capital Area (km²) Population Region
** Mahe Islands Mahe Islands163.2 78333
01 Anse aux Pins Anse Aux Pins2.2 3673 East Mahé
02 Anse Boileau Anse Boileau12.0 4183West Mahé
03 Anse Etoile Anse Etoile5.8 5018North Mahé
04 Au Cap La Plaine St. André?8.7 3743East Mahé
05 Anse Royale Anse Royale6.6 3818South Mahé
06 Baie Lazare Baie Lazare12.1 3227 South Mahé
08 Beau Vallon Beau Vallon 4.3 4142North Mahé
09 Bel Air Bel Air 4.7 3015Greater Victoria
10 Bel OmbreBel Ombre 9.2 4163West Mahé
11 Cascade capital 10.4 4088East Mahé
12 Glacis capital 7.0 4157North Mahé
13 Grand'Anse Grand'Anse 15.4 2842West Mahé
16 English River English River 1.7 4252Greater Victoria
17 Mont Buxton Mont Buxton 1.2 3173Greater Victoria
18 Mont Fleuri Mont Fleuri 6.1 3966Greater Victoria
19 Plaisance Plaisance 3.4 3690Greater Victoria
20 Pointe La Rue Pointe La Rue 3.9 3245 East Mahé
21 Port Glaud Port Glaud 28.7 2378West Mahé
22 Saint Louis Saint Louis 1.1 3436Greater Victoria
23 Takamaka Takamaka 14.4 2580 South Mahé
24 Les Mamelles Les Mamelles 1.8 2537 Greater Victoria
25 Roche Caïman Roche Caïman 1.2 2893Greater Victoria
** Praslin Islands Praslin Islands42.2 7682
07 Baie Sainte Anne Anse Volbert25.1 3626Inner Islands
14 Grand'Anse Praslin Grand Anse 14.4 4056Inner Islands
** La Digue Islands La Digue Islands41.8 3506
15 La Digue and Inner Islands La Passe 41.8 3506Inner Islands
** Outer Islands Victoria, Seychelles211.8 503
26 Outer Islands(Coëtivy) 211.8 503 Outer Islands
  Seychelles Victoria 459.0 90024  

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