Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. It has a diverse culture, with influences from African, French, and British colonization. The official languages are Creole, English, and French, and the capital city is Victoria. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unique wildlife, including giant tortoises, sea turtles, and a variety of bird species. The economy is primarily based on tourism and fishing, and the country has a high standard of living and a strong democracy.